June 12, 2012
Credit: Credit: DoD photo/Master Sgt. Ken Hammond, USAF
Several major Pentagon Inspector General (IG) assessments — some dating back years — have yet to be addressed, according to the IG’s semiannual report (SAR) released this month.
The “action pending” findings include several high-profile programs, such as the following:
• In May a 2008 report on armor requirements for the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTVs), the IG called for an “update on the capabilities documents for the FMTV to include armor kit requirements.”
The IG says once the requirements are approved, there is a need to document plans for issuance of the armor kits.
“Although action was initiated in late 2008, the Army has yet to establish validated armor kit requirements for the FMTV.”
• In its December 2008 report on Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles, the IG called for new program guidance.
“Joint Staff (JS) has been delayed issuing revised guidance due to pending DOD (Department of Defense) overarching guidance being issued,” the IG says. “Marine Corps action is on hold pending completion of JS corrective action.”
• In an April 2009 report on Marine Corps reset programs, the IG called for updated USMC guidance to comply with departmental guidance on prioritizing requirements. “The USMC’s Ground Equipment Reset Strategy document was under revision and is now awaiting approval by the commandant,” the IG now reports.
• Regarding its Dec. 15, 2009, report, “Rapid Acquisition and Fielding of Materiel Solutions by the Navy,” the IG now says, “Long-term corrective actions are ongoing.”