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Independent Auditors' Report on DHS' FY 2015 Financial Statements and Internal Control over Financial Reporting

Executive Summary

The independent public accounting firm KPMG LLP has issued an unmodified (clean) opinion on DHS' consolidated financial statements. In the independent auditors’ opinion, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, DHS’ financial position as of September 30, 2015. KPMG LLP issued an adverse opinion on DHS’ internal control over financial reporting of its financial statements as of September 30, 2015. The report identifies seven significant deficiencies in internal control; three of which are considered material weaknesses. The material weaknesses are in financial reporting; information technology controls and financial system functionality; and property, plant, and equipment. The report also identifies instances of noncompliance with four laws and regulations.

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