Joint Contracting Command-Iraq/Afghanistan (JCC-I/A), established on July 2, 2005, is responsible for providing responsive operational contracting support to the Chiefs of Mission, MNF-I, and Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan in acquiring vital supplies, services, and construction in support of Coalition Forces and the relief and reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan. The Commander of JCC-I/A serves as the Head of Contracting Authority throughout the theater.
Multi-National Corps-Iraq (MNC-I), a subordinate command of MNF-I, is located at Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq. MNC-I is responsible for command and control of operations throughout Iraq. Four commands report to MNC-I including: Multi-National Division-Baghdad, Multi-National Division-North, Multi-National Force-West, and Multi-National Division-South.
Review of Internal Controls
We determined that an internal control weakness in the oversight of the media services contracts awarded by JCC-I/A existed as defined by DoD Instruction 5010.40, “Managers’ Internal Control (MIC) Program Procedures,” January 4, 2006. A Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan had not been prepared for the media services contracts, nor had a Contracting Officer’s Representative been appointed. In addition, the contracts contained language that did not clearly distinguish between PA and PSYOP services, which led to the unintended consequence of including “U.S. audiences” as a strategic audience for contracts that contain PSYOP requirements. Implementing Recommendations 2.a. and 2.b. will improve the oversight of future PSYOP procurements. We will provide a copy of this report to the senior official responsible for internal controls at U.S. Central Command.