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Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR)
July 30, 2011 Quarterly and Semiannual Report to Congress

A Summer of Uncertainty

The theme of this report, “A Summer of Uncertainty,” alludes to the question of whether the United States will maintain a military presence in Iraq beyond year’s end. Negotiations continue on this issue, with the nearly 44,000 remaining U.S. troops still scheduled to leave by December 31. Whatever the decision, the outcome will significantly affect the ongoing U.S. reconstruction program, which is in the throes of a series of program transitions from the Department of Defense (DoD) to the Department of State (DoS).

Among those transitions, DoS reported progress this quarter toward assuming full responsibility for the continued U.S. support of Iraq’s police forces. The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) will manage this effort through the new Police Development Program (PDP). Executing the PDP will be challenging, involving fewer than 200 advisors based at 3 sites and supporting Iraqi police in 10 provinces. SIGIR’s efforts to audit the PDP were stymied this quarter because DoS either did not respond to repeated requests for information or provided data that was late and of limited usefulness. (SIGIR encountered similar obstacles in a separate audit of private security contractors in Iraq.)

SIGIR July 30, 2011 Quarterly and Semiannual Report to Congress - Cover


File Name File Size Date
July 30, 2011 Quarterly Report 5,758 KB 7/30/11
Message from IG about the Report 57 KB 7/30/11
Section 1: SIGIR Observations 430 KB 7/30/11
Section 2: Funding Iraq Reconstruction 428 KB 7/30/11
Section 3: U.S. Presence and Reconstruction Management 1,782 KB 7/30/11
Section 4: Developments in Iraq 2,627 KB 7/30/11
Section 5: SIGIR Oversight 499 KB 7/30/11
Section 6: Other Agency Oversight 102 KB 7/30/11
Endnotes 226 KB 7/30/11
Acronyms and Definitions 86 KB 7/30/11
Highlights from the July 30, 2011 Report 2,174 KB 7/30/11
Graphic from the July 30, 2011 Report 5,124 KB 7/30/11
List of Contracting Actions and Grants (Microsoft Excel) 8,559 KB 7/30/11
All Appendices from the Report 659 KB 7/30/11
Appendix A: Cross-reference of Report to Statutory Requirements 59 KB 7/30/11
Appendix B: Cross-Reference of SIGIR Budget Terms 28 KB 7/30/11
Appendix C: International Donor Assistance to the GOI 93 KB 7/30/11
Appendix D: Completed SIGIR Inspections 64 KB 7/30/11
Appendix E: Supsensions and Debarments 160 KB 7/30/11
Appendix F: Detailed Summary of Other Agency Oversight 196 KB 7/30/11
Appendix G: Summary of U.S. Oversight in Iraq 314 KB 7/30/11



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