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Information Technology Management Letter for the National Protection and Programs Directorate of the FY 2016 Department of Homeland Security Financial Statement Audit

Executive Summary

Most of the deficiencies identified by the independent accounting firm KPMG, LLP were related to access controls and configuration management for NPPD’s core financial and feeder systems. The deficiencies collectively limited NPPD’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 NPPD, in coordination with the Department of Homeland Security’s Chief Information Officer and Acting Chief Financial Officer, make improvements to NPPD’s financial management systems and associated information technology security program

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