Semiannual Report to Congress

October 1, 2007-March 31, 2008
Office of the Inspector General

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
ATF logo ATF’s 5,000 employees perform the dual responsibilities of enforcing federal criminal laws and regulating the firearms and explosives industries. ATF investigates violent crime involving firearms and explosives, acts of arson, and illegal trafficking of alcohol and tobacco products. ATF also provides training and support to its federal, state, local, and international law enforcement partners and works in 23 field divisions with representation throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam. Foreign offices are located in Mexico, Canada, Colombia, and representatives in France.

Ongoing Work

ATF’s Controls Over Weapons and Laptops and Other Sensitive Property

The OIG is examining the effectiveness of ATF’s controls over its weapons, ammunition, explosives, and laptop computers, as well as the adequacy of its actions taken in response to the loss or theft of these items.

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