In accordance with established internal oversight initiatives, the IG conducts periodic and targeted inspections, evaluations, and assessments designed to prevent and detect fraud, waste, misuse, and/or mismanagement of the command's resources throughout its Regions, installations, activities, and programs.
In addition to the targeted inspections, special interest studies, and internal reviews conducted by CNIC and Region IG personnel, they perform these three functions:
The Compliance Inspections Program is a function that involves conducting reviews, studies, analyses, or assessments of a command or activity’s operations. It is an in-house method used to detect deficiencies, improprieties, or inefficiencies, and is intended to provide recommendations that adversely impact mission accomplishment, command/program integrity, or economical use of command resources. Compliance Inspections include various types of compliance reviews for both appropriated and non-appropriated fund activities to ascertain if effective management controls are in place. Complaince Inspections serve as an effective measure of prevention and deterrence for fraud, waste, and mismanagement.
External Oversight Audit Liaison
External Oversight Audit Liaisons in the CNIC and Region IG offices serve as the single point of contact for audits, area visits, reviews, studies, assessments, and evaluations conducted throughout the CNIC enterprise by external agencies, including, but not limited to the U.S. General Accountability Office, Department of Defense Inspector General, Naval Audit Service, and the Naval Inspector General.
The primary responsibility of the audit liaison is to coordinate and manage audit decisions and audit follow-up between GAO, DoD IG, NAVINSGEN, and CNIC to ensure prompt corrective actions.
Managers' Internal Control Program (MICP)
The Department of Defense Instruction 5010.40, "Managers' Internal Control Program (MICP) Procedures," requires every DoD agency to have a MICP. The MICP is a management methodology to provide leadership with reasonable assurance that the following objectives of the Federal Manager's Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA) are achieved:
Effectiveness and efficiency of operations;
Reliability of financial reporting; and,
Compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
SECNAVINST 5200.35F, "Department of the Navy, Managers' Internal Control Program," further assigns responsibilities and procedures for the execution of the MICP throughout the Department of the Navy (DON). All DON Commanders, heads of agencies, and managers at all levels are responsible for the proper stewardship of Federal resources as a basic obligation of their public service.
Utilizing sound internal controls is everyone's responsibility as we rely on each individual to ensure that what should happen does happen. Controls are in place to improve both financial and operational programs. Effective monitoring helps CNIC meet its mission to support the "Fleet, Fighter, and Family." It is important that everyone takes the necessary steps to increase awareness of internal controls and to protect our assets so that we can continue to meet our mission objectives. The MICP resides in CNIC's Office of the Inspector General.