Federal Bureau of Investigation

Ongoing Work

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 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 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.

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.

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 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 Gender Equity in the FBI’s Training and Selection Processes for New Special Agents and Intelligence Analysts at the FBI Academy

The OIG is conducting a review to assess gender equity in the training and selection process for new Special Agents and Intelligence Analysts. The review will examine policies and practices, trends and patterns for male and female trainees, and perceptions of gender equity at the FBI Academy. It will also assess processes designed to ensure gender equity and prevent gender discrimination for trainees, including the FBI’s internal Equal Employment Opportunity process.

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.

Updated: April 2020