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Program Review Board (PRB) Minutes - Oct. 25, 2003



*David R. Oliver    Chair/ Director, Office of Management & Budget
*Nick Harvey    Representative of the UK Government
*COL Michael Kirsch    Directorate of Operations - Chief of Staff
COL Paul Hough    CPA Comptroller
*COL Terry Ross    Coalition Joint Task Force-7 Dep Comptroller (designee)
*William Block    Representative, Economic Development (designee)
*Gerald B. Thompson    Representative, Office of Security Affairs (designee)
*Maura Connelly    Governance, Deputy Director (designee)
LTC Andy Hughes    Representative of General Counsel's Office
James Carrera    CPA - Management Liaison Cell
Al Runnels    CPA - Chief Financial Officer
Don Fitchian    CPA - Program Management Office - Comptroller
Nick Horne    CPA- Ministry of Electricity
Ron Meldonian    Representative of Defense Contract Audit Agency
John Hutton    Representative of General Accounting Office
Tet Miyabara    Representative of General Accounting Office
Brian Wheeler    Task Force - Restore Iraq Electricity
COL Todd Semonite    Task Force - Restore Iraq Electricity
Joe Theobald    Task Force - Restore Iraq Electricity
BG Hawkins    Task Force - Restore Iraq Electricity
Susan Hamrock    Ministry of Trade
CPT Chris Hempel    Ministry of Trade
Paul Wright    Ministry of Trade
John Weston    Ministry of Trade
Robert Tersch    Ministry of Trade



*Voting Members


            The October 18, 2003 minutes were approved.


The following Funding Requests were considered by the Board for recommendation to the Administrator:


            #520 - Seeds for the South - $650,000 - Funds were approved for CPA - South to purchase wheat seeds for farmers in the South. Seeds to be sold to the farmers at a subsidized price set by CPA - South in coordination with the Ministry of Agriculture.


            #523 - Life Support for New Iraqi Army at Kirkush Military Training Base - $15,500,000 - Subsequent to a detailed discussion on this request the board set this requirement aside pending receipt of supplemental funding.


            #539 - UN Oil for Food Shipments Security - $15,356,000 - The Ministry of Trade briefed the Board on the need for security protection for truck convoys carrying Oil For Food contract goods in from the borders. The Board felt that the request was too high and requested that MOT consider less costly alternatives and resubmit the request at the next Board meeting.


            #518 - CPA - Electrical Priorities for TF Restore Iraqi Electricity - $756,000,000 - Funds were approved for TF - RIE to complete 26 projects that focus on accelerating the provision of essential electricity services to the Iraqi people in support of accomplishing the 6000MW power production goal.

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