We contracted with the independent public accounting firm KPMG, LLP to perform the audit of the consolidated financial statements of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the year ended September 30, 2014. KPMG, LLP evaluated selected general information technology controls and business process application controls at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). KPMG, LLP determined that ICE had made improvements in designing and consistently implementing controls related to segregation of duties on financial system components and in addressing identified vulnerabilities. However, KPMG, LLP continued to identify general information technology controls deficiencies related to access controls and configuration management of ICE’s core financial system. Such control deficiencies limited ICE’s ability to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of its critical financial and operational data.