Program Review Board (PRB) Minutes – Nov. 29, 2003
*Sherri Kraham Acting Chair/Program Review Board, Director
*Frederick C. Smith Acting Senior Advisor for the Office of Security Affairs
*COL Mike Kirsch Representative of Office of Operations & Infrastructure (Designee)
*Judy Van Rest Representative of Governance (Designee)
*LTC Terry Ross Coalition Joint Task Force -7, Deputy Comptroller
*Heidi Venamore Representative of the Australian Government
*Andrew Golednizowski Council of International Coordination (Designee)
*Yusaf Samiullah Representative of the United Kingdom
Greg Buckley CPA – General Counsel
COL James Behring CPA Comptroller
COL Tony Bell CPA – Head of Contracting Activities
Patricia Hatcher Representative of CPA Management Liaison Cell
Don Fithian Program Management Office – Comptroller
Mary Beal Program Management Office – Budget Officer
Jesse Pruett Program Review Board, Regional Programs Manager
Bob McKee CPA – Senior Advisor Ministry of Oil
Larry Rogers Task Force Restore Iraqi Oil
MAJ Erik Nelson Task Force Restore Iraqi Oil
Jeff Haberman CPA – South Central
COL Tom O’Donnell Task Force – Shield
CPT Jacyn Dembrosky CPA – Comptroller Office
The November 22, 2003 minutes were approved with small modifications*
The following Funding Requests were considered by the Board for recommendation to the Administrator:
#568 – Fuel Imports - $425,000,000 – Funds were approved for the emergency import of LPG, Benzene, Kerosene and Diesel to help meet the domestic daily needs of these fuels. This request is to fund fuel import requirements through the end of January 2004. Task Force Restore Iraqi Oil (TF RIO) is working with Defense Energy Support Center (DESC) and SOMO (Southern Oil Marketing Organization) to fulfill the Iraqis fuel imports requirements until a new contract could be competitively awarded. DESC was out to Iraq to study the requirements and will get back with TF RIO shortly on their procurement capabilities. SOMO will likely purchase up to $100 M.
#570 – Oil Infrastructure & Security - † Funds were approved for the contracting of air surveillance security of the oil pipelines in Iraq. The contractor will provide two aircrafts with the Air Scan system for night patrolling of the pipelines. The equipment will be link with a ground station in order to provide a quick reaction to any threat identified by the low-light television sensors mounted on the craft.
#456 – Replenishment of Rapid Regional Response Program - $10,000,000 – Funds were approved to provide $10M more to CPA – South Central’s Rapid Regional Response Program as was committed to them by Ambassador Bremer earlier.
#417– CPA Rewards - $310,200 – Funds were approved to pay for the printing of poster-sized stickers, handbill and small (bumper) stickers listing rewards being offer by CPA for information and the capture of Saddam and his sons, soliciting of info on anti-Coalition activities, and soliciting info on damaging of Iraqi infrastructure. The materials were contracted for in August but the bill was never paid.
The Board was informed in regard to PRB#559 & PRB#560 that the ministries will be able to sustain the operating & recurring costs on the trucks. The Board was also informed that the Regional Program Manager was still waiting for an answer from one of the donors’ representatives on whether or not these trucks can be part of their donor program.
† Where the publication of approved funding levels may prejudice the competitive contracting processes, these amounts will be redacted.