Program Review Board (PRB) Minutes – Oct. 11, 2003
Sherri Kraham Acting Chair/ Director, Program Review Board
Chris Milligan USAID
*Neil Melett Representative of the government of Australia
*Nick Harvey Representative of the UK Government
COL Paul Hough CPA Comptroller
COL Tony Bell CPA – Head of Contracting Activities
*LTC Terry Ross Coalition Joint Task Force-7 Deputy Comptroller
*George Wolfe Director, Economic Development
*Maura Connelly Representative of Governance
*COL Mike Kirsch Director of Operations – Chief of Staff
*Walt Slocombe Director, Office of Security Affairs
James Carrera CPA – Program Management Liaison Cell
Stephen Browning CPA – DOPSI
Trevor Flugge Senior Advisor, Ministry of Agriculture
The October 4, 2003 and October 7, 2003 minutes were approved.
The following Funding Requests were considered by the Board for recommendation to the Administrator
#518 – CPA Electrical Priorities for TF “Restore Iraqi Electricity (RIE) - $111,000,000 – A Corps of Engineers member briefed the Board. The Board supported the program but had several concerns with the funding of the program. The Board approved the program subject to confirmation that other funding sources were not available and that the contracting approach was feasible.
#517 – Police Radios - $12,000,000 – Funds were approved to purchase 10,000 radios to provide tactical communications to the Iraqi Police Service to conduct safe operations. These radios will be distributed nationwide based on known field requirements. Without this equipment the Iraqi Police Service command and control system is insufficient, and places personnel safety at higher risk when deployed on policing tasks without the means to raise the alarm or to request assistance.
#515 – Oil for Food Contracts - $ 0.00 – The Board voted to recommend that Ambassador Bremer authorize the UN Office Iraqi Program (OIP) to proceed with funding of these contracts with un-obligated funds available to OIP per UN Security Council Resolution 1472 & 1483..
#510 – Facilities Protection Service - $2,700,000 – These Funds were approved for the purchase of 29,000 uniforms for the Facilities Protection Service personnel. This request will provide all FPS personnel on hand plus the new recruits for the next 2 to 3 months with uniforms and cool & wet weather gear. Approved – Seized.
#516 – Donor Conference Materials - $14,935 - Since the request is less then $200,000, the Board approved the funds without any discussion.