Ministry of Defence Major Projects Report 2016 published

17 August 2017: This week, the Ministry of Defence published its 2016 Major Projects Reports, which includes commentary from the Deputy Auditor-General.

In 2008, the Office of the Auditor-General identified a need for the Ministry of Defence and the New Zealand Defence Force (together referred to as “Defence”) to report better and more complete information to show how well they manage projects to acquire new defence capability.

Our Office worked with Defence to improve the quality, transparency, and usefulness of Defence’s reporting of how it manages major capability projects.

Since 2010, the Ministry of Defence has produced annual Major Projects Reports that report on the status of capability projects that had been approved by Cabinet and are being managed by the Ministry of Defence. My staff reviewed these Reports while they were prepared.

The 2016 Major Projects Report has now been published and includes our commentary on the report.

The report is available on the Ministry of Defence's website (our commentary is in Volume 1 of the report).

You can read our original 2008 report on our website.