The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Implementation of the
Laboratory Information Management System

Audit Report 06-33
June 2006
Office of the Inspector General

Statement on Internal Controls

In planning and performing our audit of the FBI’s Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) project, we considered the FBI’s internal controls for the purpose of determining our audit procedures. This evaluation was not made for the purpose of providing assurance on the internal control structure as a whole. However, we noted certain matters that we consider to be reportable conditions under the 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 manage its LIMS project. During our audit, we identified the following management control concerns.

  • The FBI’s Laboratory Division remains without an information management system to aid laboratory mangers in overseeing the operations of the laboratory.
  • The FBI initially lacked an Information Technology Investment Management process, but has corrected that deficiency.

Because we are not expressing an opinion on the FBI’s internal control structure as a whole, this statement is intended solely for the information and use of the FBI in managing its IT investments. This restriction is not intended to limit the distribution of this report, which is a matter of public record.

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