Headquarters U.S. Air Force I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Auditing in Iraq Mr. Robert Dawes Auditor General of the Air Force 2 March 2007
Overview • Fun facts about Iraq • Assignment Baghdad • Audit Oversight
Fun Facts About Iraq Among the countries that border Iraq, Which is a member of NATO? Which two are not Arab-speaking countries? Which three are members of OPEC? Which two share a border with Israel?
Fun Facts About Iraq What two major rivers flow through Iraq? Baghdad is on which of these rivers? Which river is longer?
Fun Facts About Iraq What is Iraq’s second largest city?
Fun Facts About Iraq What is the fourth largest religious/ethnic group in Iraq?
Fun Facts About Iraq Iraq has what percent of the world’s proven oil reserves? A. 2 percent B. 5 percent C. 10 percent D. 25 percent
Audit Oversight • Government Accountability Office • DoD Inspector General • Defense Contract Audit Agency • Army Audit Agency • Air Force Audit Agency • Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction
Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction • Est in 2003 as CPA-IG/2004 re-designated as SIGIR • Oversight responsibility for • $18.4B Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund (IRRF) • $14.5B Iraq reconstruction funds appropriated in FY 2006 • Provides information/analysis on U.S. reconstruction plans, programs & ops in Iraq • Will terminate 10 months after 80% of funds are expended
Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction • Mr. Stuart W. Bowen, Jr. current SIGIR—reports to both Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense • Staff comprised of: • 110 in Washington, D.C. (Crystal City) • Audits, Investigations, Reports, Support • 55 in Baghdad (Presidential Palace/U.S. Embassy) • Auditors, Inspectors, & Investigators
SIGIR Investigations Lt. Col. Bruce Hopfengartner CPA Official CONVICTED CONVICTED CONVICTED Faheem M. Salam Translator Philip Bloom Contractor CONVICTED INDICTED INDICTED Robert Stein CPA Regional Comptroller Lt. Col. Michael Wheeler CPA Official Lt. Col. Deborah Harrison CPA Official
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