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The Drug Enforcement Administration's Implementation of the Government Performance and Results Act

Report No. 03-35
September 2003
Office of the Inspector General

Statement of Compliance with Laws and Regulations

We audited the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) implementation of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993. The audit covered the period October 1, 2000, through May 28, 2003, and included a review of selected activities and transactions. The audit was conducted in accordance with generally accepted Government Auditing Standards.

In connection with the audit and as required by the standards, we reviewed procedures, activities, and records to obtain reasonable assurance about the DEA's compliance with laws and regulations that, if not complied with, we believe could have a material effect on program operations. Compliance with laws and regulations is the responsibility of the DEA's management.

Our audit included examining, on a test basis, evidence about laws and regulations that related to the DEA's implementation of the GPRA. The specific laws and regulations for which we conducted tests were:

  • Government Performance and Results Act of 1993
  • Office of Management and Budget Circular A-11

Except for instances of non-compliance identified in the Finding and Recommendations section of this report, the DEA was in compliance with the laws and regulations referred to above. With respect to those transactions not tested, nothing came to our attention that caused us to believe that the DEA was not in compliance with the referenced laws and regulations above.