USCG - COMDTINST 5040.6A
COAST GUARD ASSESSMENT, INSPECTION, AND AUDIT GOVERNANCE
|Publication Date:||6 September 2018|
a. To minimize the burden that internal U.S. Coast Guard Assessment, Inspection, and Audit (AIA) activities places on units without sacrificing overall operational readiness. This Instruction establishes a governance structure for AIA activities and further defines a process to validate requirements, identify redundancy, evaluate risk, consolidate scheduling, and provide transparency of AIA results. Additionally, the AIA governance system will establish standard reporting criteria and leverage information management tools to inform decision-makers of AIA results, track trends, and provide data to program managers and product lines for use in identifying driving influences of non-compliance. AIA activity results shall be collected, analyzed, and reported for trend/best practice analysis and procedural process improvement. Furthermore, the AIA governance system will improve AIA information management to ensure AIA results are optimally shared.
b. Upon implementation of the new governance structure, it is expected that there will be fewer visits to units, minimal redundancy in AIA activities, and no significant increase in organizational risk. Definitions of AIA-specific terms are provided in Enclosure (1). This list can be modified by the AIA Configuration Control Board (CCB) or the AIA Compliance Oversight Board (COB). This list specifically exempts financial and property audits governed by Commandant (CG-8) and any external assessments, audits or inspections which are directed by,