Federal Bureau of Investigation
Audit of FBI's Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory – Western New York
The OIG is conducting an audit of the Western New York Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory (WNYRCFL) located in Buffalo, New York. The objectives of the audit are to assess: (1) the efficiency and effectiveness of the WNYRCFL’s performance; (2) the effectiveness of the WNYRCFL’s outreach and partnership with the law enforcement community; and (3) the WNYRCFL’s case management system and its efforts to address its service backlog.
Audit of Selected Aspects of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System
The OIG is conducting an audit of on selected aspects of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) administration of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Our preliminary objectives are to: (1) determine if the FBI appropriately evaluates Point of Contact state compliance with firearms background checks, and (2) ensures that the NICS appeals process complies with the Brady Act.
Audit of the FBI's Intermountain West Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory
The OIG initiated an audit of the Intermountain West Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory (IWRCFL) located in Salt Lake City, Utah, with satellite laboratories in Billings, Montana, and Boise, Idaho. The objectives of the audit are to assess: (1) the efficiency and effectiveness of the IWRCFL’s laboratory performance; (2) the effectiveness of the IWRCFL’s outreach and partnership with the law enforcement community; and (3) the IWRCFL’s case management system and its efforts to address its service request backlog.
Audit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Child Pornography Victim Assistance Program
The OIG initiated an audit of the FBI Child Pornography Victim Assistance Program. The objectives of the audit are to (1) evaluate the FBI's process for obtaining images of victimization, (2) evaluate the FBI's process for notifying victims of child pornography and their guardians, and (3) determine whether the FBI appropriately secured personally identifiable information pertaining to program operations.
Audit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Controls over Weapons, Munitions, and Explosives
The OIG is auditing FBI's controls over weapons, munitions, and explosives, including firearms, Tasers, ammunition, less-lethal munitions, and diversionary devices. The preliminary objectives are to evaluate: (1) FBI's controls over weapons, munitions, and explosives; (2) FBI's compliance with policies governing weapons, munitions, and explosives; and (3) the accuracy of FBI's weapons, munitions, and explosives inventories.
Audit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Execution of its Woods Procedures for Applications Filed with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Relating to U.S. Persons
The OIG is initiating an audit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) process for the verification of facts included in FISA applications it submits to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) (“Woods Procedures”). The audit’s preliminary objective is to evaluate whether the FBI is in compliance with its Woods Procedures requirements that help ensure the accuracy of FISA applications submitted to the FISC for U.S. persons.
Audits of the U.S. Department of Justice and Select Components Annual Financial Statements Fiscal Year 2019
The OIG is auditing DOJ and select components Annual Financial Statements for fiscal year 2019. 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 the Department’s annual financial statements. Additionally, the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act of 2000 requires an audit of the Assets Forfeiture Fund/Seized Asset Deposit Fund annual financial statements, and the Government Corporation Control Act of 1945, as amended, requires an audit of the Federal Prison Industries, Inc. annual financial statements. The OIG has contracted with the independent public accounting firm, KPMG LLP, to perform the audits.
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 Homegrown Violent Extremists
The OIG is auditing the FBI's efforts to identify homegrown violent extremists (HVE) through its counterterrorism assessment process. This audit includes an evaluation of the FBI's coordination with relevant components and its policies and processes to identify and assess HVE threats, as well as a review of the FBI's HVE casework and resource management.
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 National Security Undercover Operations
The OIG is conducting an audit of the FBI's National Security Undercover Operations. The preliminary objectives are to evaluate: (1) the FBI’s oversight of national security-related undercover operations, and (2) the FBI’s efforts to recruit and train agents for these undercover operations.
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.
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 DOJ's and FBI's Planning for a Future FBI Headquarters Facility
The OIG is conducting a review that will assess the DOJ’s and FBI’s planning for a future FBI Headquarters facility. The review will include an examination of DOJ’s and the FBI’s progress in its planning, their assessment and consideration of the previously proposed plan to move FBI Headquarters to a suburban location, and their assessment and consideration of the plan to demolish the J. Edgar Hoover Building and construct a new facility on that site.
To detect and deter waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct in DOJ programs and personnel, and to promote economy and efficiency in those programs.