All Components

Ongoing Work

Administration of Joint Law Enforcement Operations Funds

The OIG is conducting an audit of the USMS’s administration of Joint Law Enforcement Operations (JLEO) funds. Our preliminary objectives are to determine if the USMS: (1) has proper controls for JLEO funds reimbursement, and (2) reimburses State and local law enforcement for allowable and supported costs.

Administrative Subpoenas

The OIG is examining the DEA’s use of administrative subpoenas to obtain broad collections of data or information. The review will address the legal authority for the acquisition or use of these data collections; the existence and effectiveness of any policies and procedural safeguards established with respect to the collection, use, and retention of the data; the creation, dissemination, and usefulness of any products generated from the data; and the use of “parallel construction” or other techniques to protect the confidentiality of these programs.

ATF's Controls over Agent Cashier Funds

The OIG is conducting an audit of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' (ATF) Controls over Agent Cashier Funds. ATF field divisions use agent cashier funds to facilitate the purchase of evidence, procurement of services, and payment for information related to criminal investigations. The preliminary objectives are to assess whether: (1) policies and procedures effectively mitigate the risk of fraud, waste, and abuse in the agent cashier fund, (2) field divisions comply with these policies and procedures, (3) agent cashier funds have been accounted for appropriately, and (4) ATF headquarters and field division management are providing appropriate oversight of the agent cashier fund expenditures.

ATF’s Implementation of the Frontline Initiative

The OIG is reviewing the implementation of ATF’s Frontline initiative since it was launched in 2012. ATF established Frontline to standardize the development and execution of agency-wide regulatory and investigative priorities while ensuring that limited resources are effectively focused to accomplish these goals. The OIG's review will examine ATF Frontline operations to assess Frontline's implementation, application, and effectiveness in meeting ATF goals and objectives.

Audit of Efforts to Safeguard Minors in Department of Justice Youth-Centered Programs

The OIG is conducting an audit of the efforts to safeguard minors in DOJ youth-centered programs. The preliminary scope includes Office of Justice Programs and Office on Violence Against Women youth-centered grant programs involving persons who work directly with minors, for FY 2017. The OIG's preliminary objectives are to: (1) determine whether entities receiving DOJ funds have implemented appropriate controls, such as screening and background checks, for individuals working or volunteering in programs involving minors; and (2) assess DOJ efforts to ensure that grantees adequately mitigate the risk of victimization of minors who participate in its youth-centered programs.

Audits of DOJ and Select Components Annual Financial Statements

The OIG is conducting audits of DOJ and select components' annual financial statements for FY 2018. Pursuant to Section 304(a) of the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, as expanded by Section 405(b) of the Government Management Reform Act of 1994, the OIG is required to perform an audit of DOJ's annual financial statements. In addition, the following components will receive a standalone audit for FY 2018: the Assets Forfeiture Fund and Seized Asset Deposit Fund, FBI, BOP, and Federal Prison Industries.

The OIG is also conducting an audit of the annual closing package financial statements of DOJ in accordance with Volume 1, Part 2-Chapter 4700 of the Department of the Treasury’s Financial Manual. Its purpose is to assist Treasury in preparing the U.S. Government Financial Report by reclassifying DOJ’s general-purpose financial statements into a standard format that will be consolidated with other federal agencies, and by reporting DOJ’s intragovernmental balances by federal agency to facilitate elimination of transactions between federal agencies.

Audit of Justice Management Division Task Orders Awarded to CACI, Inc. – Commercial

The OIG is auditing task orders awarded to CACI, Inc. – Commercial (CACI) under a Justice Management Division (JMD) contract. The preliminary objective of the audit is to assess JMD’s administration of the contract and task orders, and CACI’s performance and compliance with the terms, conditions, laws, and regulations applicable to the contract and task orders. The assessment of performance may include financial management, monitoring, reporting, and progress toward meeting the contract goals and objectives. The audit scope will cover the period of performance from August 1, 2013, to September 30, 2016.

Audit of the National Institute of Justice's Grant Management

The OIG is auditing the National Institute of Justice’s grant management. The preliminary objectives are to determine whether National Institute of Justice: (1) used fair and open processes to award competitive grants; (2) properly justified its decisions when awarding non-competitive grants; and (3) managed grant activities in compliance with legal, regulatory, and ethical requirements.

Audit of the United States Marshals Service's Controls over Weapons, Munitions, and Explosives

The OIG is initiating an audit of the USMS's controls over weapons, munitions, and explosives, including firearms, Tasers, ammunition, less-lethal munitions, and diversionary devices. Our preliminary objectives are to evaluate: (1) USMS’s controls over weapons, munitions, and explosives, (2) USMS’s compliance with policies governing weapons, munitions, and explosives, and (3) the accuracy of USMS’s weapons, munitions, and explosives inventories.

BOP Counterterrorism Efforts

The OIG is conducting an audit of the BOP's counterterrorism efforts. The preliminary objectives are to review the BOP’s policies, procedures, and practices for monitoring communications of inmates with known or suspected ties to domestic and foreign terrorism and its efforts to prevent further radicalization among its inmate population.

BOP Non-Lethal/Lethal System Updates and Improvements Contract Awarded to DeTekion Security Systems, Inc.

The OIG initiated an audit of the BOP's contract awarded to DeTekion Security Systems, Inc., and the related initial contract actions to install non-lethal/lethal fence systems at nine United States Penitentiaries (USP). A non-lethal/lethal electrified fence has the capacity to administer a non-lethal shock to initially stun someone touching the fence and then switch to deliver a lethal shock if that person touches the fence a second time. The preliminary objectives of the audit are to: (1) evaluate BOP and contractor efforts on the design of the non-lethal/lethal fences installed at the nine USPs during the initial and current contract actions; (2) evaluate BOP’s price analysis of the fence upgrade contract; (3) assess BOP’s oversight of the fence upgrade contract; and (4) determine if DeTekion Security Systems, Inc., is complying with the terms and conditions of the fence upgrade contract.

Bulk Telephony Review

The OIG is reviewing the FBI’s use of information derived from the National Security Agency’s (NSA) collection of telephony metadata obtained from certain telecommunications service providers under Section 215 of the Patriot Act. The review will examine the FBI’s procedures for receiving, processing, and disseminating leads the NSA develops from the metadata, and any changes that have been made to these procedures over time. The review will also examine how FBI field offices respond to leads, and the scope and type of information field offices collect as a result of any investigative activity that is initiated. In addition, the review will examine the role the leads have had in FBI counterterrorism efforts.

Contract Awarded to EAN Holdings, LLC

The OIG is auditing the FBI’s contract awarded to EAN Holdings, LLC. The preliminary objective of the audit is to assess the FBI’s administration of the contract, and EAN Holdings, LLC’s performance and compliance with the terms, conditions, laws, and regulations applicable to this contact in the areas of contractor performance; billings and payments; and contract management, oversight, and monitoring.

Contract Awarded to Correct Care Solutions, LLC for the Federal Correctional Complex in Coleman, Florida

The OIG is auditing a BOP contract awarded to Correct Care Solutions, LLC. The objectives of the audit are to assess the BOP's award and administration of the contract, and Correct Care Solutions, LLC’s performance and compliance with the terms, conditions, laws, and regulations applicable to this contract in the areas of: (1) contractor performance; (2) billings and payments; and (3) contract management, oversight, and monitoring.

Cyber Victim Notification and Engagement

The OIG is conducting an audit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) cyber victim notification and engagement. The preliminary objective is to evaluate the FBI’s processes and practices for notifying and engaging with victims of cyber intrusions.

DEA's Income-Generating Undercover Operations

The OIG is conducting an audit of the DEA's income-generating undercover operations. The preliminary objectives are to evaluate the management and oversight of DEA’s income-generating operations with respect to: (1) the initiation and classification of these operations, (2) the controls over and use of funds during operations, and (3) the disposal of proceeds at the conclusion of these operations.

DOJ's Compliance with the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, as amended by the DATA Act of 2014

The OIG is examining DOJ's compliance with reporting requirements under the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act, as amended by the DATA Act. Through memorandum M-15-12, Increasing Transparency of Federal Spending by Making Federal Spending Data Accessible, Searchable, and Reliable, the Office of Management and Budget provided guidance to federal agencies on the requirements that agencies must employ pursuant to the DATA Act. The OIG will review a statistically valid sampling of the fiscal year 2019 spending data submitted, and submit to Congress and make publicly available a report assessing the completeness, timeliness, quality, and accuracy of the data sampled.

Efforts to Address Challenges in Administering the Crime Victims Fund Programs

The OIG is reviewing the Office of Justice Programs' efforts to address challenges in administering the Crime Victims Fund (CVF) programs. The review is expected to include (1) assessing systemic issues facing CVF grant administration and (2) evaluating actions OJP has taken to ameliorate programmatic issues identified through OIG work.

Efforts to Address Homegrown Violent Extremists

The OIG is auditing the FBI’s efforts to address homegrown violent extremists (HVE). The preliminary objectives are to: review the FBI's HVE casework and resource management; evaluate the FBI's coordination with relevant components and its strategic and tactical policies and processes to identify and assess HVE threats; and evaluate the FBI field divisions' implementation of strategic and tactical policies and processes to assess HVE threats.

Efforts to Protect Seaports and Maritime Activity

The OIG is auditing the FBI's efforts to protect the nation’s seaports and maritime activity. The preliminary objectives are to review the FBI’s roles and responsibilities for: (1) assessing maritime terrorism threats and (2) coordinating with the DHS components to ensure seaport security.

Examination of the Department’s and the FBI’s Compliance with Legal Requirements and Policies in Applications Filed with the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Relating to a certain U.S. Person

The OIG, in response to requests from the Attorney General and Members of Congress, is examining the Department’s and the FBI’s compliance with legal requirements, and with applicable DOJ and FBI policies and procedures, in applications filed with the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) relating to a certain U.S. person. As part of this examination, the OIG is also reviewing information that was known to the DOJ and the FBI at the time the applications were filed from or about an alleged FBI confidential source. Additionally, the OIG is reviewing the DOJ’s and FBI’s relationship and communications with the alleged source as they relate to the FISC applications. If circumstances warrant, the OIG will consider including other issues that may arise during the course of the review.

FBI's Adjudication of Misconduct Investigations

The OIG is examining whether FBI’s misconduct investigations are handled according to policy throughout the adjudication process and how FBI determines when and how to revise its misconduct adjudication policies and process.

FBI’s Confidential Human Source Program

The OIG is auditing the FBI’s Confidential Human Source Program. The preliminary objectives are to: (1) assess the FBI’s management and oversight of its Confidential Human Source Program, to include the FBI’s oversight of payments to confidential human sources, (2) examine the FBI’s confidential human source policies to ensure consistency with the Attorney General Guidelines, and (3) assess the FBI’s process of determining reliability and appropriateness of confidential human sources.

FBI Contract Awarded to Tuva, LLC

The OIG is conducting an audit of the FBI’s contract awarded to Tuva, LLC. The preliminary objective of the audit is to assess the FBI’s administration of the contract, and Tuva, LLC’s performance and compliance with the terms, conditions, laws, and regulations applicable to this contract. The assessment of performance may include financial management, monitoring, reporting, and progress toward meeting the contract’s goals and objectives.

FBI's Covert Contracts

The OIG is auditing the FBI’s contracts awarded for covert activity. The preliminary objectives of the audit are to assess the FBI’s awarding and administration of these covert contracts and to evaluate the FBI’s procedures and processes for ensuring contractor performance and compliance with the terms, conditions, laws, and regulations applicable to these contracts.

FBI's Strategy and Efforts to Disrupt Illegal Dark Web Activities

The OIG is auditing the FBI's strategy and efforts to disrupt illegal dark web activities. The preliminary objective is to assess the implementation of the FBI’s dark web strategy.

Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Information Technology Security Evaluation Pursuant to the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014

The OIG is conducting the annual Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA) evaluation for fiscal year (FY) 2017. The OIG will use independent certified public accounting firms, under its direction, to evaluate the specific requirements of the Office of Management and Budget’s FY 2017 guidelines and to complete the Department of Homeland Security’s FY 2017 Reporting Metrics. FISMA requires that the OIG, or independent evaluators selected by the OIG, perform an annual independent evaluation of DOJ’s security programs and practices.

Fiscal Year 2018 – Annual Information Technology Security Evaluation Pursuant to the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2014

The OIG is conducting the annual Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA) evaluation for fiscal year (FY) 2018. The OIG will use independent certified public accounting firms, under its direction, to evaluate the specific requirements of the Office of Management and Budget’s FY 2018 guidelines and to complete the Department of Homeland Security’s FY 2018 Reporting Metrics. FISMA requires that the OIG, or independent evaluators selected by the OIG, perform an annual independent evaluation of DOJ’s security programs and practices.

Management of the Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System

The OIG is conducting an audit of USMS's management of the Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System (JPATS). The preliminary objective of the audit will be to evaluate USMS's efforts to achieve its strategic goal of improving the effectiveness and efficiency of JPATS prisoner and detainee transportation.

Office on Violence Against Women's Technical Assistance Program

The OIG is conducting an audit of the Office on Violence Against Women’s Technical Assistance Program. The preliminary objectives of the audit are to determine whether OVW’s controls are effective to ensure: (1) its grant applications meet eligibility requirements and awards are made in accordance with applicable agency policies and procedures; (2) it appropriately monitors awards to prevent project overlap, award duplication, and unallowable or unsupported costs; and (3) that recipients are appropriately progressing on the objectives of the awards.

OJP Corrective Actions to Resolve and Close Audit Reports during FYs 2015 through 2017

The OIG is auditing the Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) corrective actions to resolve and close audit reports during FYs 2015 through 2017. The preliminary objective is to assess and summarize the corrective actions taken by OJP to close OIG audit recommendations issued in audit reports that were closed during FYs 2015 through 2017.

Perimeter Security Contract Awarded to DeTekion Security Systems, Inc.

The OIG is conducting an audit of a perimeter security contract awarded by the BOP to DeTekion Security Systems, Inc. The preliminary objectives are to: (1) determine whether the BOP adhered to federal regulations during the contract award and administration processes, (2) assess the adequacy of BOP’s contract oversight, and (3) determine if DeTekion Security Systems, Inc., properly invoiced the government and complied with the terms and conditions of the contract award.

Review of Cooperation between the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security in Southwest Border Criminal Investigations

The Inspectors General of the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security (DHS) are jointly reviewing cooperation primarily between the FBI, DHS’ Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the U.S. Attorney’s Offices on criminal investigations along the U.S. Southwest border. This review will focus on deconflicting investigations and operations, as well as sharing information on investigations conducted by the FBI and HSI and prosecuted by U.S. Attorney’s Offices.

Review of Department of Justice's Implementation of the Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2013

The OIG will review the Department of Justice's actions to implement the Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2013 since the law's enactment in December 2014.

Review of the Department of Justice’s Preparedness to Respond to Critical Incidents Under Emergency Support Function 13

The OIG is reviewing the Department’s ability to meet its responsibilities under Emergency Support Function 13 (ESF-13) and to execute ESF-13 activities in response to natural and manmade disasters. OIG will assess Departmental policies and guidance; planning, preparation, training, and execution processes; and coordination among DOJ law enforcement components and non-DOJ support agencies in support of an ESF-13 activation.

Review of the Department’s Violent Crime Initiatives

The OIG is reviewing the Department's strategic planning and accountability measures for combatting violent crime, including coordination across Department prosecution, law enforcement, and grant making components; and strategic planning for providing assistance to communities that are confronting significant increases in homicides and gun violence.

Review of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Opioid Enforcement Efforts

The OIG is assessing whether DEA’s regulatory activities and enforcement efforts effectively prevent the diversion of controlled substances, particularly opioids, to unauthorized users. Specifically, this review will examine (1) DEA’s enforcement regulations, policies, and procedures; (2) DEA’s use of enforcement actions involving manufacturers, distributors, physicians, and pharmacists who violate these policies and procedures; and (3) DEA’s coordination with state and local partners to combat the opioid epidemic.

Review of the Federal Bureau of Prisons' and U.S. Marshals Service's Pharmaceutical Drug Costs for Inmates and Detainees

The OIG is conducting a review of the BOP's and USMS's pharmaceutical drug costs for inmates and detainees. This review will examine the budgetary impact of pharmaceutical drugs on the BOP and USMS, as well as their processes for obtaining pharmaceutical drugs.

Review of the Institutional Hearing and Removal Program

The OIG is reviewing the actions taken by the Department of Justice (Department), including the Executive Office for Immigration Review and Federal Bureau of Prisons, to expand the Institutional Hearing and Removal Program (IHRP). The review will assess the steps the Department took to expand the number of IHRP sites, enhance video teleconferencing capabilities, and coordinate with the Department of Homeland Security.

Sole Source Small Business Contracts

The OIG is conducting an audit of the ATF's awarding of small business contracts using sole source justifications. With regard to these contracts, the preliminary objectives are to assess the ATF's: (1) processes for soliciting small businesses for contract opportunities; (2) procedures and decisions for the selection and subsequent award of contract opportunities to small businesses; and (3) oversight of small business sole source awards.

Sponsorship of Foreign Nationals for Law Enforcement Purposes

The OIG is conducting an audit of DOJ's sponsorship of foreign nationals for law enforcement purposes. The objectives are to assess: (1) the oversight of the components’ foreign national sponsorship programs; and (2) the coordination within the DOJ components and with DHS to ensure the accuracy of information regarding foreign national sponsorships.

Updated: September 2018