Program Review Board Meeting - Minutes August 12, 2003
Sherri Kraham Acting Chair, Director Program Review Board
*Chris Milligan US Agency of International Development
Jessye LaPenn Advisor to Ministry of Trade / Oil for Food Issues
*Neil Mules Representative of the Australian Government
*Andrew Ockenden Representative of the UK Government
COL Paul Hough CPA Comptroller
LTC Bob Pelletier Advisor to Ministry of Transportation & Communication
COL Tony Bell CPA Head of Contracting Activities
MAJ Steve Hopper Coalition Joint Task Force-7
COL Michael Toner Coalition Joint Task Force-7, Comptroller
Al Runnels CPA Chief Financial Officer
*Walt Slocombe National Security & Defense Senior Advisor
*Tom Krajeski Governance, Deputy Directors
*Andy Bearpark CPA Director of Operations
*Peter McPherson Director, Economic Development
*Marek Belka Director CPA Council on International Cooperation
Lee Evey Senior Advisor to Ministry of Housing & Construction
LTC Andy Hughes CPA General Counsel
The Board approved a motion to publish the results of Board meetings, however, in cases where publication of the approved funding level could reflect a potential contract award amount, the amount will not be published so as not to prejudice the contract award.
The Chief Financial Officer briefed the status of available funds: a new deposit of $48M from oil proceeds into the Development Fund of Iraq (DFI) account, which holds a current balance of $1.4B. Balance of all accounts, less current commitments, is $2.1B. Board members had a brief discussion about the status of the Oil-for-Food contract review process, which will not be concluded for some time.
The Board reviewed and approved the following funding requests for recommendation to the Administrator:
-- Iraqi Civil Defense Corps, $19.6M Total support costs for the Corps which includes salaries and subsistence requirements for 18 battalions of 850 soldiers each, which will be under the command of Coalition forces.
-- MANPADS Weapons Buyback Program, $1M This supplements a previous allocation of $500,000 for this activity.
-- Security for the Governing Council, A contract will be awarded for the purchase of security equipment for the Governing Council building. This amount will be applied against the budget now being created for the Governing Council.
-- Iraqi Railroad Security Contract, $36,667 This will support an extension of an additional month until the Facility Protection Service provides a guard force to the railroad.