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The Combined DNA Index System

Report No. 01-26
September 17, 2001
Office of the Inspector General


In planning and performing our audit of CODIS, we considered the FBI's management controls for the purpose of determining our auditing procedures. In addition, we evaluated the process used by the NIJ to award grants under the LIP. The evaluation of the FBI and NIJ were not made for the purpose of providing assurance on the management control structure as a whole; however, we noted certain matters that we consider to be reportable conditions under generally accepted government auditing standards.

Reportable conditions involve matters coming to our attention relating to significant deficiencies in the design or operation of the management control structure that, in our judgment, could adversely affect the FBI's ability to effectively manage CODIS operations or could adversely affect the NIJ's ability to administer the grants under its control. We noted one deficiency concerning the grants awarded by the NIJ, discussed in Finding No. 3. However, we did not consider this deficiency to be a result of systemic management control issues. We identified weaknesses in the FBI's oversight of CODIS as discussed in Finding No. 2. Because we are not expressing an opinion on the FBI's management control structure as a whole, this statement is intended solely for the information and use of the FBI in managing CODIS operations.