The Federal Witness Security Program
Criminal Division (redacted version)
Report No. 02-05
Office of the Inspector General
OIG, AUDIT DIVISION ANALYSIS AND SUMMARY OF ACTIONS NECESSARY TO CLOSE REPORT
In its response to our draft report, the Criminal Division thanked us for this audit, which focused on the administration of the Program operations by the Criminal Division's Office of Enforcement Operations. The Criminal Division also asked us to conduct additional audits of Program functions handled by the BOP and USMS. Because of our limited resources and increasing responsibilities throughout the Department of Justice, we cannot be certain that we will be in a position to conduct the additional audits. However, we will consider such audits as part of our regular planning of audit topics.
The Criminal Division also stated that although it is willing to adopt each of our recommendations it believes that indictment and conviction data is the wrong focus for measuring the success of the Program and the performance of the Program components. Additionally, the Criminal Division stated that it will work with the EOUSA on developing more meaningful performance measures for the Program. We agree that the Criminal Division should work with the EOUSA on improving performance measurement. In addition, in our judgment, the Criminal Division should continue to collect and report indictment and conviction data for the Program until it has developed more meaningful performance measures.