Afghanistan Oversight - Ongoing Work

Ongoing work includes OIG projects and reviews, and our work in support of quarterly reporting on Operation Enduring Sentinel, the overseas contingency operation to ensure that terrorist groups do not launch attacks against the United States from Afghanistan. This list will be modified as announcements of projects are initiated. Learn more about our Office of Audits and Office of Overseas Contingency Operation Oversight.

Lead Inspector General Quarterly Reporting on Operation Enduring Sentinel

The Inspector General Act of 1978 requires the three Lead OIG agencies—State OIG, Department of Defense OIG, and U.S. Agency for International Development OIG—to jointly prepare quarterly reports on overseas contingency operations. Lead IG quarterly reports on Operation Enduring Sentinel provide information on related U.S. Government programs and operations and also include a summary of the collective oversight of all OIGs for the whole-of-government effort in support of each OCO.

Audit of the Disposition of Defensive Equipment and Armored Vehicles in Advance of Evacuations at U.S. Embassies Kabul and Kyiv

The Department evacuated personnel from Embassy Kabul and suspended operations in August 2021. This audit, which will address the evacuations of both Embassy Kabul and Embassy Kyiv, will determine whether the embassies managed, safeguarded, and disposed of sensitive security assets in advance of the evacuation and suspension of operations at each post in accordance with Department guidance.

Review of Continuing Afghan Screening, Vetting, and Relocation Efforts

This review responds to review requirements in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2023 relating to the Department’s efforts to support and process evacuees from Afghanistan and the Afghanistan special immigrant visa program. The review’s objectives are to 1) assess the Department’s activities to screen and vet Afghan evacuees, and 2) account for the total number of individuals relocated from Afghanistan in 2021.