Program Review Board (PRB) Minutes – Jan 17, 2004
*Col James Behring Vice-Chair/CPA - Comptroller
*Frederick C. Smith Acting Senior Advisor for the Office of Security Affairs
*Chris Milligan USAID
*COL Frank Boynton Representative of Office of Operations & Infrastructure (Designee)
* MAJ Todd Gondeck Coalition Joint Task Force – 7, Deputy Comptroller
*Dr Salah Iraq Ministry of Finance Representative
Faif Dsmi Iraq Ministry of Finance DG Budget
*Stefan Medina Council of International Coordination
*Neil Mules Representative of the Australia Government
*Yusaf Samuiullah Representative of the United Kingdom Government
COL Kay Sommerkamp CPA – General Counsel
Jesse Pruett Program Review Board - Regional Programs Manager
COL Mathew Mulhern CPA – Office of Management & Budget
Tony McDonald Co-Director Office of Management & Budget
Mary Beal Program Management Office
Patricia Hatcher Program Management Office – DCAA
Richard McPhillips Program Management Office – Contract Director
Aliaa Shikara Program Management Office – Finance
COL Robert Speer Program Management Office - Finance
LCDR Les Huffman Coalition Military Assistant Training Team
Corey Monaghan Office of National Security Affairs
LTC Rich Diddams CPA – Ministry of Interior
MAJ Rolf H. Watts CPA – Office of Strategic Communications
COL Eric Engelbrektsson CPA – Ministry of Finance
Reed Werner CPA – Office of management & Budget
BG Peter B. Williams CPA – Senior Military Advisor CPA – South
Randall Rueb CPA – Ministry of Transportation
Tom Keith CPA – Ministry of Trade –Oil for Food
MAJ Tom Kinton CPA – Ministry of Trade –Oil for Food
B.J Turner CPA – Ministry of Interior
COL Rand Volmer Coalition Jiont Task Force – 7
COL Donald A Bird CPA – RCO
LTC Mark Ellington OPCC – USCENTCOM
Esther Lauferova CPA – Ministry of Planning & Development Coordination
Kenneth P. Maykowski Program Review Board Administrator
The minutes from the PRB meetings of January 10, 2004 were approved.
The following Funding Requests were considered by the Board for recommendation to
#606 – Iraqi Weapons Badge - † The request is to establish a Weapons Card system for all Iraqis that own a weapon or are required to have one in performing their duties. At the PRB meeting on January3, 2004, Mr. Giboney was advised that he needed to have the Iraq Ministry of Interior to coordinate with the Iraq Ministry of Finance. Mr. Giboney could not confirm that the ministries had spoken. The Iraq Ministry of Finance DG Budget also could not confirm that the two Iraqi ministers had spoken and proceeded to explain the importance of coordinating the requests with the Ministry of Finance office. A motion was made and passed to table until the Iraq Minister of Interior had contacted the Minister of Finance. Prior to passing this motion, the CJTF-7 representative recommended that the Board vote on the project subject to the Iraqi Ministers of Interior and Finance sourcing the required funding. The CJTF-7 representative did not believe that the Board should continue to wait until the Iraqis take action because of the potentially dangerous consequences that remain without a reliable weapons-carrying verification system.
#620 – CPA(S) Integrated SSR Project - † This request was approved for the purchase of equipment for the Iraqi Police Service, Iraqi Border Police and the Law Courts. There is a pressing requirement to invest in equipment for Iraqi security forces in the South in order that local control can be achieved by 1 Apr 04. The CERP program was explained to the Iraqi Ministry of Finance representatives
#615 – Truck Spare Parts Oil For Food Contract - † The request is to purchase truck parts for the Land Transport Company (State owned Enterprise). A lack of parts have has idled nearly 35% of the fleet. The Iraq Ministry of Finance DG Budget asked many questions about this SOE. A motioned was made and passed to table this until the Minister of Transportation talked to the Minister of Finance.
#619 – Nasiriyah Project - $2,000,000 – The request is to inject $2M into the Dhi Qar area. This PRB was for information only, the funding for this item is in the FY04 Iraqi Budget (PRB 513) under the Regional Emergency Response Fund program.
#621 – Ministry of Defense Buildings - $1,700,000 - This request was approved to provide funds for cleanup and repairs to two buildings (Vice Presidential Palace & Diwan elementary school) in order to provide facilities for the new Iraqi Ministry of Defense. .
#617 – Media Program - $1,500,000 – The request is to fund support for the implementation of Iraq’s current and upcoming initiatives and operations in the media. The Iraqi Ministry of Finance DG Budget briefed the Board on how the media was handled before the war. A motion was made and passed to table this request for further study.
#618 – NGO Assistance Center - $250,000 – The request is to fund the creation of a NGO registration system for NGOs. The Board felt that the MoPDC should evaluate this requirement and if it is important enough to fund, take it from the 2004 Budget The request was disapproved.
#616- Oil for Food Operation Center - $158,320 - The request is to fund the satellite uplink for the four border checkpoints. The Board felt that the MoT should evaluate this requirement and if it is important enough to fund, take it from the 2004 Budget. The request was disapproved
† Where the publication of approved funding levels may prejudice the competitive contracting processes, these amounts will be redacted.