The Joint Automated Booking System

Audit Report 05-22
May 2005
Office of the Inspector General

Statement On Compliance With Laws And Regulations

We audited the Department's implementation of the Joint Automated Booking System. The audit period covered from May 1999 to November 2004. The audit was conducted in accordance with the generally accepted Government Auditing Standards.

Compliance with laws and regulations is the responsibility of the Program Management Office's management. In connection with the audit and as required by the Standards, we reviewed procedures, activities, and records to obtain reasonable assurance about the Program Management Office's compliance with laws, regulations, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars that, if not complied with, we believe could have a material effect on program operations.

Our audit included examining, on a test basis, evidence about laws, regulations, and OMB Circulars. The specific laws and regulations for which we conducted tests are contained in the relevant portions of OMB Circular A-11 and OMB Circular A-123.

We reviewed the following JABS-related procedural/agency manuals:

  • JABS Query Tool User's Guide

  • ATF User's Manual

  • FBI User's Manual

  • USMS User's Manual

  • DHS's IDENT/IAFIS User's Manual

  • JABS Boundary Document, May 12, 1999

  • Nationwide JABS Concept of Operations, November 17, 1999

  • Nationwide JABS System Security Plan, September 6, 2002

  • Nationwide JABS Security Policy, December 16, 2002

  • Nationwide JABS Interface Control Document, August 12, 2003

  • JABS Version 2.3 Requirements Document, January 12, 2004

Except for those issues discussed in the Findings and Recommendations section in this report, nothing came to our attention that causes us to believe that the JABS Program Management Office was not in compliance with the referenced laws and regulations cited above.

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