Follow-Up Audit of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Forensic Science Laboratories Workload Management

Audit Report 06-15
March 2006
Office of the Inspector General

Statement on Internal Controls

In planning and performing our audit of the ATF’s forensic science laboratories, we considered management controls for the purpose of determining our auditing procedures. This evaluation was not made for the purpose of providing assurance on the ATF’s internal controls for forensic science laboratory services as a whole.

As discussed in the Findings and Recommendations section of this report, we found that the ATF has taken effective action to ensure that laboratory personnel comply with the two specific case file management controls identified as problems in the prior audit. We did not identify any additional weaknesses.

Because we are not expressing an opinion of the ATF’s forensic laboratory’s internal controls as a whole, this statement is intended solely for the information and use of the ATF in managing its forensic science laboratories. This restriction is not intended to limit the distribution of this report, which is a matter of public record.

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