Program Review Board (PRB) Minutes – Aug 23, 2003
* Sherri Kraham Director, Program Review Board-Acting Chair
*Chris Milligan Deputy Director, US Agency of International Development
*Neil Mules Representative of the Australian Government
*Andrew Ockenden Representative of the UK Government
COL Paul Hough CPA Comptroller
COL Tony Bell CPA – Head of Contract Activities
*COL Michael Toner Coalition Joint Task Force-7
Lt Col Terry Ross Coalition Joint Task Force-7 Comptroller
*Peter McPherson Director, Economic Development
Scott Castle CPA General Counsel
*Ludvik Cimburek Advisor to National Security & Defense
John Simmons Representative of the UK Government
COL Mike Kirsch Director Regional of Operations
COL Quint Joint Operation Center – Ministry Team
COL Schroeder Advisor to Ministry of Oil
* Voting member
The Board approved the minutes from August 19, with some amendments and the following funding requests for recommendation to the Administrator:
#438 & 439, IT Expansion of Government of Iraqi complex,† The Board approved two funding requests submitted by the Chair of the Communications/Information Review Board, a sub-committee of the PRB, to expand voice and data access for the building of the Governing Council and Constitutional and other Committees. Earlier expenditures funded equipment for 500 personnel but now need additional funding to expand communications system to all of building, to include audio-visual equipment to accommodate 1,300.
#423, Compensation for Councilors, $3,452,900. The Board approved a Ministry of Public Works’ request for stipends payments to Governors, Councilors of Governorates, Mayors and City Councilors, through the end of the year.
#431, Communications Equipment for Ministry of Oil,† The Board approved the Ministry of Oil’s request for phone service and minutes to support oil distribution and connect ministry personnel to the depots, which received the endorsement of the Communications/Information Review Board.
#441, Security for Governing Council and Training, $50,000, The Board approved an additional $50,000 for requirements which exceeded the estimate, and previously approved amount, by $50,000.
#435, Baghdad Theater Festival, $3,500, The Board approved this start-up cost to start theater production all over Baghdad. The CPA received $200K in international donor funds for production but were short $3,500 for stipends to pay actors, stagehands and producers.
†Where the publication of approved funding levels may prejudice the competitive contracting processes, these amounts will be redacted.