Most of the deficiencies identified by the independent public accounting firm KPMG, LLP were related to security management, access controls, configuration management, and contingency planning of FEMA’s core financial and feeder systems. The deficiencies collectively limited FEMA’s ability to ensure that critical financial and operational data were maintained in such a manner as to ensure their confidentiality, integrity, and availability. We recommend that FEMA, in coordination with the Department of Homeland Security Chief Information Officer and Acting Chief Financial Officer, make improvements to FEMA’s financial management systems and associated information technology security program.
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