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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.

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