Audit of the Department of Justice Terrorist Watchlist Nomination Processes
Audit Report 08-16
Office of the Inspector General
U. S. Department of Justice
Office of the Deputy Attorney General
|The Deputy Attorney General||Washington D.C. 20530
February 20, 2008
MEMORANDUM FOR THE INSPECTOR GENERAL, OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL
Acting Deputy Attorney General
|SUBJECT:||Inspector General's Report re DOJ Consolidated Terrorist Watchlist Nominations Process
In connection with the above referenced Report, below is DOJ's response to the Inspector General's recommendation related to Department-wide policy.
Recommendation 1: We recommend that the Department of Justice promulgate general policy related to nominations to the consolidated watchlist terrorist watchlist and the sharing of information among DOJ components that might result in such a nomination ....
DOJ Response: DOJ agrees with the Inspector General's recommendation with respect to establishing a Department-wide watchlisting policy. We understand that the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) is also considering issuing guidance on watchlisting nominations to the entire Intelligence Community (IC). Accordingly, DOJ will coordinate issuance of Department-wide policy with the DNI's issuance of IC-wide guidance.
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