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Information Technology Management Letter for the Science and Technology Directorate Component of the FY 2016 Department of Homeland Security Financial Statement Audit

Executive Summary

The Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) main financial application is owned and operated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  As a service provider, ICE provides support to S&T.  KPMG identified general information technology control deficiencies at ICE that could potentially impact S&T’s financial data, and as such, issued a finding.  The deficiencies collectively limited S&T’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 recommended that S&T, in coordination with the Department of Homeland Security’s CIO and ACFO, make improvements to S&T’s financial management systems and associated information technology security program.

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