The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Efforts to Protect the Nation's Seaports
(Redacted and Unclassified)

Audit Report 06-26
March 2006
Office of the Inspector General

Statement on Compliance with Laws and Regulations

We have audited the FBI’s efforts to prevent and respond to a maritime terrorism attack. The audit was conducted in accordance with the Government Auditing Standards. As required by the standards, we reviewed management processes and records to obtain reasonable assurance that the FBI’s compliance with laws and regulations that could have a material effect on FBI operations. Compliance with laws and regulations applicable to the FBI’s terrorism efforts in the maritime domain is the responsibility of the FBI’s management.

Our audit included examining, on a test basis, evidence about laws and regulations. The specific laws and regulations against which we conducted our tests are contained in:

  • 28 U.S.C. § 533;

  • Presidential Decision Directive 39;

  • Presidential Decision Directive 62; and

  • National Security Presidential Directive 41/Homeland Security Presidential Directive 13.

Our audit identified no areas where the FBI was not 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 FBI management was not in compliance with the laws and regulations cited above.

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