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DoD IG Conducts Research on Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency Program Deployment Strategy

market-researchThe Defense Department‘s inspector general has conducted a study on the Joint Improvised‑Threat Defeat Agency‘s management of rapid deployment of strategies on the battlefield.

An IG audit report published Tuesday says JIDA has not finalized 8 out of 95 counter-improvised explosive device systems valued at $112.5 million due to a lack of collected data available for analysis.

Lack of data resulted from failure to assess JIDA‐furnished equipment adequacy for demonstration upon initial delivery in addition to the termination of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command’s in‑theater team’s collection and reporting on counter‑IED capacity and limitations, the report noted.

The report also covered a review of six non‑statistically selected programs worth $446.8 million the IG says JIDA did not properly document to justify transfers and assignments of program management function.

DoD’s IG has recommended JIDA establish controls for a complete an assessment of operational effectiveness and post completed assessments from counter-IED system sponsors as well as control procedures for a complete supporting documentation.

The IG has requested JIDA and Joint Staff directors provide additional comments on the report by September 9.

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