Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz announced today the release of a Management Advisory Memorandum to the Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Senior Procurement Executive of the Justice Management Division identifying concerns with DOJ’s solicitation, award, administration, and oversight of contracts from fiscal years 2013 through 2019.
This memorandum arises out of concerns identified in DOJ Office of the Inspector General (OIG) reviews of several contracts with multiple DOJ components. It summarizes potentially systemic issues and concerns that we believe should be handled comprehensively. The breadth and pervasiveness of our findings warrant DOJ’s sustained attention, particularly in light of the important role that contract oversight plays in ensuring that taxpayer dollars are spent wisely.
The DOJ OIG makes four recommendations to aid DOJ in assessing the sustained, repeated, and systemic nature of our contract audit related findings, and in devising approaches to address the root causes that have led to them.
Memorandum: The memorandum released today is available under “Recent Reports” on the OIG’s website and at the following link: https://oig.justice.gov/reports/2020/20-082.pdf.