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Appendix A. Scope and Methodology

We conducted this performance audit from December 2008 to May 2009 in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain sufficient, appropriate evidence to provide a reasonable basis for our findings and conclusions based on our audit objectives. We believe that the evidence obtained provides a reasonable basis for our findings and conclusions based on our audit objectives.

We visited, contacted, or conducted interviews with current or former officials from the following organizations:

  • U.S. Central Command; Multi-National Force-Iraq, Joint Contracting

Command-Iraq/Afghanistan; Multi-National Corps-Iraq;

  • Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence;

  • Joint Staff;

  • Leonie Industries LLC;

  • SOS International, Ltd.;

  • L-3 Services, Inc. (MPRI)1; and

  • Lincoln Group.

We reviewed the FAR and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to identify guidance related to contract award and administration.

We reviewed Joint Publication 3-13 to determine joint doctrine for IO. We reviewed Joint Publication 3-53 to determine joint doctrine for PSYOP. We reviewed Joint Publication 3-61 to determine joint doctrine for PA.

We reviewed contract documentation for contracts W91GDW-08-D-4013, W91GDW-08-D-4014, W91GDW-08-D-4015, and W91GDW-08-D-4016 awarded by JCC-I/A. Specifically, we reviewed pre-award and acquisition planning documentation pertaining to the validation of the user need/requirement, the acquisition strategy, and three iterations of the solicitation as amended. We reviewed source selection materials to determine the source selection process and the basis for contract award. We reviewed post-award documentation including the four contracts signed on September 23, 2008, and contract modifications.

Use of Computer-Processed Data

We did not use computer-processed data to perform this audit.


MPRI is part of L-3 Services, Inc. and would be performing the work for the contract.


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