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New DoD IG Audit of DoD FMS Acquisition Process

The Department of Defense Inspector General (DoD IG) has issued a new audit of interest to the defense acquisition workforce entitled “DODIG‑2022‑053 Audit of the Department of Defense Foreign…

New DoD IG Audit of DoD FMS Acquisition Process

New DoD IG Audit of DoD FMS Acquisition Process
Bill Kobren
The Department of Defense Inspector General (DoD IG) has issued a new audit of interest to the defense acquisition workforce entitled “DODIG‑2022‑053 Audit of the Department of Defense Foreign Military Sales Acquisition Process”.

According to the DoD IG, “the Military Department IAs managed the acquisition of defense articles and services to meet foreign partner FMS requirements. Of the 18 FMS cases reviewed, none had acquisition‑related delays that negatively affected the agreed‑upon period of performance for the delivery of defense articles and services. Instead, there were either no delays with the agreed‑upon period of performance or the delays resulted from circumstances outside the control of the Military Department IAs. Specifically,
  • no delays occurred for eight FMS cases as a result of the DoD FMS acquisition process,
  • delays occurred for seven FMS cases because foreign partners changed requirements, and
  • delays occurred for three FMS cases because of contractor‑related issues.

The delays that negatively affected the agreed‑upon period of performance for the delivery of defense articles and services were outside of the Military Department IAs control. Therefore, we are not making any recommendations related to the DoD’s management of its FMS acquisitions.”