Program Review Board Meeting - Summary of Actions – August 12, 2003
Attendees: Sherri Kraham Chair
*Chris Milligan USAID
Jessye LaPenn Min of Trade/ Oil for Food
*Neil Mules Australia
*Andrew Ockenden UK Rep
COL Paul Hough CPA Comptroller
LTC Bob Pelletier Min of Trans & Comm
COL Tony Bell CPA – CA HCA
MAJ Steve Hopper CJTF-7
COL Michael Toner CJTF-7 C8
Al Runnels CPA CFO
*Walt Slocombe NS&D Senior Advisor
*Tom Krajeski CPA/ Governance
*Andy Bearpark CPA DIROPSINF
*Peter McPherson Economic Development
*Marek Belka CIC/CPA
Lee Evey Min of Housing & Construction
LTC Andy Hughes CPA General Counsel
The Board approved a motion to publish the results of Board meetings, however, in cases where publication of the approved funding level could reflect a potential contract award amount, the amount will not be published so as not to prejudice the contract award.*
The Chief Financial Officer briefed the status of available funds: a new deposit of $48M from oil proceeds into the Development Fund of Iraq (DFI) account, which holds a current balance of $1.4B. Balance of all accounts, less current commitments, is $2.1B. Board members had a brief discussion about the status of the Oil-for-Food contract review process, which will not be concluded for some time.
The Board reviewed and approved the following funding requests for recommendation to the Administrator:
-- Iraqi Civil Defense Corps, $19.6M – Total support costs for the Corps which includes salaries and subsistence requirements for 18 battalions of 850 soldiers each, which will be under the command of Coalition forces.
-- MANPADS Weapons Buyback Program, $1M – This supplements a previous allocation of $500,000 for this activity.
-- Security for the Governing Council, *A contract will be awarded for the purchase of security equipment for the Governing Council building. This amount will be applied against the budget now being created for the Governing Council.
-- Iraqi Railroad Security Contract, $36,667 – This will support an extension of an additional month until the Facility Protection Service provides a guard force to the railroad.