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Disaster Response: Agencies Should Assess Contracting Workforce Needs and Purchase Card Fraud Risk

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Corps of Engineers The Secretary of the Army should ensure that the Commanding General of the Army Corps of Engineers updates its fraud risk profile for the purchase card program to include an assessment of how, if at all, the risk profile differs for purchase card use in support of disaster response. (Recommendation 4)
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The Department of Defense (DOD) agreed with this recommendation. In October 2020, DOD stated that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Director of Contracting will work with the Headquarters USACE National Internal Control Program Manager to enhance USACE's fraud risk profile during the 2022 Risk Management and Internal Control Program (RMICP) cycle. DOD stated that the enhanced fraud risk profile will document how, if at all, the USACE risk profile for purchase card use differs in support of disaster response. In December 2021, the USACE Director of Contracting emailed USACE district

Corps of Engineers The Secretary of the Army should ensure that the Commanding General of the Army Corps of Engineers develops guidance to ensure that its district-level affordability determinations account for the agency's disaster response contracting activities. (Recommendation 1)
Open – Partially Addressed

The Department of Defense (DOD) agreed with this recommendation. In October 2020, DOD said that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Director of Contracting will provide guidance to commanders to support completion of the USACE Annual Workforce Workload Assessment, which is an assessment to ensure that USACE districts have the capability to accomplish planned contracting workload and disaster response missions arising throughout the year. As part of the workload assessments, USACE districts and major subordinate commands assess effects of current workload and operations tempo impacting the

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