Ad hoc reviews may come from many sources, some with very short time horizons, some with longer. They can come from leadership at the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) seeking up-to-date information before a Defense Acquisition Board (DAB), Defense Acquisition Executive Summary (DAES), or other event that triggers interest or concern. They can come from the need to provide up-to-date information to support an unscheduled event or circumstance. Ad hoc reviews can also be initiated by military service or agency leadership in much the same way and for the same reasons. Advocacy focused reviews (miscellaneous technical topics such as SW, T&E, production readiness, etc.) sponsored by subject matter experts (SMEs) are generally focused to support some higher-level reviews such as an overarching integrated product team (OIPT), DAB, or service/agency management review.
Air Force Mission Directive 17 describes the AFAA as follows:2
The AFAA accomplishes the internal audit mission of the United States Air Force. The AFAA provides timely, value-added audit services to all management levels. These services focus on independent, objective, and quality audits that include reviewing and promoting the economy, effectiveness, and efficiency of operations; assessing and improving Air Force fiduciary stewardship and the accuracy of financial reporting; and evaluating programs and activities and assisting management in achieving intended results.
Air Force Instruction 10-601 describes the AFROCC as follows:3
The AFROCC, an instrument of the CSAF and Secretary of the Air Force (SECAF), reviews, validates, and recommends approval of all Air Force capabilities-based requirements. The AFROCC ensures Air Force capabilities-based requirements documentation is prepared in accordance with Air Force and Joint Staff guidance, complies with established standards, and accurately articulates valid Air Force capabilities-based requirements. The AFROCC reviews Air Force FSA study plans directed by JCDs, AFCDs and for initiatives forecast to become ACAT I programs. For follow-on capabilities-based requirements documents, the AFROCC validates all Air Force-developed AoA Study Plans, interim status (when appropriate), and