Annual Accounting and Authentication of Drug Control Funds and Related Performance - Fiscal Year 2008

Audit Report 09-09
January 2009
Office of the Inspector General

Commentary and Summary

This report contains the fiscal year 2008 attestation review reports of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) Program, and Office of Justice Programs (OJP) annual accounting and authentication of drug control funds and related performance. Under the direction of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), KPMG LLP performed the attestation reviews. The report and annual detailed accounting of funds expended by each drug control program agency is required by 21 U.S.C. § 1704(d), as implemented by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Circular, Drug Control Accounting, dated May 1, 2007.

KPMG LLP prepared the reports in accordance with the Attestation Standards issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Each of the reports was properly addressed, titled, and contained the elements required by the AICPA Statements on Standards for Attestation Engagements, AT Section 100.45. An attestation review is less in scope than an examination and, therefore, does not result in the expression of an opinion. However, KPMG LLP reported that nothing came to their attention that caused them to believe the submissions were not presented in all material respects in accordance with the requirements of the ONDCP circular.

The OIG reviewed KPMG LLP’s reports and related documentation and made necessary inquiries of its representatives. Our review, as differentiated from an attestation engagement in accordance with U.S. generally accepted government auditing standards, was not intended to enable us to express, and we do not express, an opinion or conclusions on the annual accounting and authentication of drug control funds and related performance. KPMG LLP is responsible for the attached accountants’ reports dated January 22, 2009, and January 23, 2009, and the conclusions expressed in the reports. However, our oversight disclosed no instances where KPMG LLP did not comply, in all material respects, with U.S. generally accepted government auditing standards.


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