Review of the Terrorist Screening Center
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Audit Report 05-27
Office of the Inspector General
We have audited the FBIís Terrorist Screening Center. In connection with the audit, as required by the standards, we reviewed management processes and records to obtain reasonable assurance about the organizationís compliance with laws and regulations that, if not complied with, in our judgment, could have a material effect on TSC operations. Compliance with laws and regulations applicable to the management of the Terrorist Screening Center is the responsibility of the TSCís management.
Our audit included examining, on a test basis, evidence about laws and regulations. The specific laws and regulations we reviewed included the relevant portions of:
Our tests of the consolidated watch list identified weaknesses related to the accuracy and completeness of the data. This condition is fully discussed in Chapter 7. The requirements for an accurate and complete watch list are contained in HSPD-6.
In addition, while performing our audit, we identified an issue regarding the TSCís compliance with 28 CFR Part 17, sections 17.25 (a), 17.26 (b) and (c). We identified instances where information denoted to be classified at the Secret level was entered into an unclassified database located on an unclassified network, and the original classification marking for the Secret data was not retained. We notified the FBI Security Complaints Division and TSC Management of these instances. This condition is fully discussed in Chapter 8 of this report.
With respect to areas that were not tested, nothing came to our attention that caused us to believe that the TSC management was not in compliance with the laws and regulations cited above.