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Ongoing Projects

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Evaluation of DHS' Information Security Program for Fiscal Year 2018

To determine whether DHS' information security program and practices are adequate and effective in protecting the information and information systems that support DHS' operations and assets for FY 2018.

Other Safeguarding and Securing Cyberspace
Information Sharing between DHS's CBP and Canada's CBSA

Our objective is to determine whether DHS’s Customs and Border Protection and Canada’s Border Services Agency information sharing initiatives at ports of entry assist in preventing suspected terrorists, criminals and other inadmissible individuals from entering the United States.

CBP Securing and Managing Our Borders
A Review of the Costs Claimed to Repair the Holland Tunnel for Damage Caused by Hurricane Sandy

Did the steps FEMA complete provide an effective review the New York/New Jersey Port Authority's request for FEMA Public Assistance grant funds for damages sustained to the Holland Tunnel as a result of Hurricane Sandy?

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
Acquisition Planning for the Southwest Border Wall

To evaluate the Analyze/Select phase of the acquisition of the barrier along the southwestern border.

CBP Securing and Managing Our Borders
Allegations of Racial Discrimination and Inadequate Action at the United States Coast Guard Academy

Determine whether the Coast Guard Academy has effective processes for reporting, investigating, and taking corrective action in response to allegations of race or ethnicity-based discrimination.

Coast Guard Promoting Program Integrity
Allegations that Certain TSA Approved Airport Security Policies and Practices Place Public Safety at Risk

To Determine whether TSA engage in actions that constitute gross mismanagement and substantial and specific danger to public safety

TSA Preventing Terrorism and Enhancing Security
Aransas County, Texas - Hurricane Harvey, FEMA Public Assistance Grant Funds Awarded Under Disaster Number 4332-DR-TX

The objective of these reviews are to determine whether the subrecipient's procurement policies, procedures, and business practices comply with Federal regulations and FEMA guidelines.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
Assessing the Effectiveness of DHS's Joint Task Forces

Address mandate to assess effectiveness of structure of each JTF; Assess effectiveness of JTFs.

CBP, Coast Guard, ICE Preventing Terrorism and Enhancing Security
Audit of Biometric Air Exit System and Overstay Data Reliability

To evaluate CBP's efforts to develop and implement a biometric exit capability and assess whether biometric data collected at pilot locations has improved DHS's ability to verify departures.

CBP Securing and Managing Our Borders
Audit of CBP Acquisition Strategy of Large-Scale Imaging Equipment

Determine to what extent CBP has a purchasing strategy for meeting the needs of its large scale Non-Intrusive Inspection imaging equipment program at land, sea, and air points of entry.

CBP Promoting Program Integrity
Audit of CBP's Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) Program

Determine to what extent CBP's Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) Program can identify high-risk cargo shipments prior to departing foreign airports.

CBP Preventing Terrorism and Enhancing Security
Audit of CBP's Physical Security and International Mail Inspection Processes at John F. Kennedy International Airport

Determine whether CBP air mail inspection processes at JFK International Airport are adequate, and identify what impediments exist for effective screening, tracking, and safeguarding of incoming mail.

CBP Preventing Terrorism and Enhancing Security
Audit of DHS Tracking of Detainees to Support Migrant Family Reunification

To determine the effectiveness of DHS' IT systems for tracking detainees and supporting efforts to reunify unaccompanied alien children with separated families.

CBP Securing and Managing Our Borders
Audit of DHS' Implementation of Cybersecurity Assessment and Strategy Act

Determine the status of DHS' implementation of the Homeland Security Cybersecurity Assessment and Strategy Act.

DHS Safeguarding and Securing Cyberspace
Audit of DHS' IT Modernization Efforts

1. To determine whether DHS has effectively identified and prioritized mission-critical legacy IT systems and infrastructure for modernization.
2. Identify major challenges and operational impact associated with using and modernizing out-of-date IT.
3. Assess how the recent legislation and executive direction may help to address these challenges.
 

DHS Promoting Program Integrity
Audit of Federal Emergency Management Agency Information Technology Management

Assess the extent to which FEMA has implemented IT management practices mandated for Federal agencies, and identify challenges to ensuring the agency's IT systems adequately support its disaster response mission operations.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
Audit of FEMA Funds Used for Repetitive Damages to Roads and Bridges

To determine to what extent FEMA (Headquarters and, specifically, Region IV) is conducting proper oversight and execution of policies and procedures in place to identify and reduce repetitive damages to our Nation's roads and bridges.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
Audit of FEMA's Manufactured Housing Maintenance and Disposal Processes

Determine whether FEMA's policies for maintaining and disposing of its manufactured housing units control program costs while optimizing its fulfillment of disaster-related housing needs.

FEMA Promoting Program Integrity
Audit of FEMA's Oversight of Louisiana's Administration of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Public Assistance Program

To determine to what extent FEMA ensures Louisiana manages and provides oversight of Public Assistance grants to ensure compliance with Federal regulations.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
Audit of FEMA's Oversight of New York's Administration of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Public Assistance Program

To determine to what extent FEMA ensures New York manages and provides oversight of Public Assistance grants to ensure compliance with Federal regulations..

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
Audit of FEMA's Pre-positioning Strategy for Disasters

Determine to what extent FEMA's planning for prepositioning contracts addresses identified capability deficiencies and needs.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
Audit of FEMA's Presidential Residence Protection Assistance Grant

The objective is to determine whether the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) ensured state and local law enforcement agencies accounted for and expended FEMA’s grant for protection of the President’s non-governmental residences according to Federal regulations and FEMA and U.S. Secret Service guidelines.

FEMA Promoting Program Integrity
Audit of FEMA's Public Assistance Grants to PREPA

To determine whether FEMA's public assistance grants to PREPA and PREPA's contracts with Whitefish Energy Holdings LLC and Cobra Acquisitions LLC comply with federal laws and regulations and PA program guidelines.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
Audit of FEMA's Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program for Displaced Individuals and Households

To determine the extent which FEMA designed and implemented effective internal controls for the TSA program to ensure it meets disaster survivors' needs.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
Audit of FEMA's Use of DHS Surge Capacity Force

To determine if FEMA's deployment and management DHS Surge Force  is effective in accomplishing its mission during disaster operations.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
Audit of FEMA's Verification of Household Income

Audit of FEMA's Verification of Household Income

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
Audit of IT Security Controls over Cargo Areas at Airports and Ports Determine how DHS has implemented computer security controls for their systems in the Cargo Areas at DHS Airports and Ports. CBP Securing and Managing Our Borders
Audit of Technical Controls Over Selected DHS Financial Management Systems

To determine whether DHS components have implemented adequate technical controls, such as configuration settings and patch management, to reduce risks to the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of a sample of servers and network devices supporting their financial management systems.

DHS Safeguarding and Securing Cyberspace
Audit of the Department of Homeland Security's Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program

To assess DHS' progress to implement continuous monitoring of security controls through its Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program.

Other Promoting Program Integrity
Audit of the Department of Homeland Security's Privacy Office

The objective of this audit is to evaluate the effectiveness of the policies, practices, and processes that the DHS Privacy Office has implemented to provide the appropriate level of privacy information protection for its employees, stakeholders, customers, and third-parties.

Other Promoting Program Integrity
Audit of the Effectiveness of DHS' Coordination Efforts to Secure the Nation's Election Systems

Department's effectiveness in coordinating efforts to secure the nation's election systems. Our review will focus on the Department's efforts to collaborate with State and Local election organizations to secure the election infrastructure and its related systems.

NPPD Safeguarding and Securing Cyberspace
Audit of Transportation Security Administration's Acquisition of Advanced Imaging Technology

To determine whether the Transportation Security Administration's acquisition of Advanced Imaging Technology addresses needed capabilities.

TSA Promoting Program Integrity
Box Elder County, Utah

Determine whether the subrecipient's policies, procedures, and business practices are adequate to account for and expend FEMA grant funds according to Federal regulations and FEMA guidelines.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
Capacity Audit of FEMA Public Assistance grants awarded to the City of Port Arthur, Texas

Determine whether FEMA ensured that recipients and subrecipients established and implemented policies, procedures, and practices to make sure that PA grant funds awarded to disaster areas are accounted for and expended in accordance with Federal regulations and FEMA guidance.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
Capacity Audit of FEMA Public Assistance grants awarded to the Houston Housing Authority, Houston Texas

Determine whether FEMA ensured that recipients and subrecipients established and implemented policies, procedures, and practices to make sure that PA grant funds awarded to disaster areas are accounted for and expended in accordance with Federal regulations and FEMA guidance

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
Capacity Audit of FEMA Public Assistance Program Grants Awarded to Puerto Rico's Aqueduct and Sewer Authority

Determine whether FEMA ensured that recipients and subrecipients established and implemented policies, procedures, and practices to make sure that PA grant funds awarded to disaster areas are accounted for and expended in accordance with Federal regulations and FEMA guidance.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
Capacity Audit of FEMA Public Assistance Program grants Awarded to Puerto Rico's Department of Education

Determine whether FEMA ensured that recipients and subrecipients established and implemented policies, procedures, and practices to make sure that PA grant funds awarded to disaster areas are accounted for and expended in accordance with Federal regulations and FEMA guidance.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
Capacity Audit of FEMA Public Assistance Program grants Awarded to Puerto Rico's Department of Housing

Determine whether FEMA ensured that recipients and subrecipients established and implemented policies, procedures, and practices to make sure that PA grant funds awarded to disaster areas are accounted for and expended in accordance with Federal regulations and FEMA guidance.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
Capacity Audit of FEMA Public Assistance Program grants Awarded to Puerto Rico's Department of Transportation and Public Works

Determine whether FEMA ensured that recipients and subrecipients established and implemented policies, procedures, and practices to make sure that PA grant funds awarded to disaster areas are accounted for and expended in accordance with Federal regulations and FEMA guidance.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
Capacity Audit of FEMA Public Assistance Program grants awarded to the U.S. Virgin Islands' Housing Finance Authority

Determine whether FEMA ensured that recipients and subrecipients established and implemented policies, procedures, and practices to make sure that PA grant funds awarded to disaster areas are accounted for and expended in accordance with Federal regulations and FEMA guidance.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
Capacity Audit of FEMA Public Assistance Program grants awarded to the U.S. Virgin Islands' Water and Sewer Authority

Determine whether FEMA ensured that recipients and subrecipients established and implemented policies, procedures, and practices to make sure that PA grant funds awarded to disaster areas are accounted for and expended in accordance with Federal regulations and FEMA guidance.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
Capacity Audit of FEMA Public Assistance Program grants in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Determine whether FEMA ensured that recipients and subrecipients established and implemented policies, procedures, and practices to make sure that PA grant funds awarded to disaster areas are accounted for and expended in accordance with Federal regulations and FEMA guidance.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
New CBP Leadership's Knowledge of and Actions to Address Offensive Content Posted on Facebook by CBP Employees

The objective is to determine whether complaints were made to CBP leadership regarding the “I’m 10-15” or similar private Facebook group(s) prior to recent media reporting; which senior-level officials knew about the “I’m 10-15” or similar private Facebook group(s) prior to the July 2019 media reporting, when they became aware, and what they knew about the content; and what actions, if any, were taken to evaluate and address potential employee misconduct in the group

CBP Promoting Management Stewardship
CBP OFO Treatment of Asylum Seekers at Ports of Entry

The objectives are to determine if CBP OFO: 1) Turning away those who present themselves for asylum at the ports of entry, 2) Separating family units that seek asylum and for what reasons , and 3) Documenting family separations.

CBP Enforcing and Administering Our Immigration Laws
CBP's Global Entry Program

Determine to what extent CBP monitors Global Entry participants to ensure their continuous vetting and eligibility redetermination.

CBP Securing and Managing Our Borders
New CBP's Use of FY 2019 Appropriated Funds for Humanitarian Needs at the Border

Determine whether CBP has adequately planned for deployment, and is deploying, FY19 appropriated funds quickly and effectively to address the humanitarian needs on the border.

CBP Preventing Terrorism and Enhancing Security
CBP, ICE, TSA, and Secret Service Handling of Employee Allegations of Sexual Harassment and Workplace Sexual Misconduct

Determine whether CBP, ICE, TSA, and USSS appropriately report, investigate, and adjudicate employee allegations of sexual harassment and workplace sexual misconduct.

CBP Promoting Management Stewardship
CBP’s Entry Reconciliation Program

Determine the accuracy and compliance of CBP's Entry Reconciliation Program and Reporting.

CBP Promoting Program Integrity
City of Houston, Texas - Hurricane Harvey, FEMA Public Assistance Grant Funds Awarded Under Disaster Number 4332-DR-TX

To determine whether the subrecipient's procurement policies, procedures, and business practices comply with Federal procurement regulations and FEMA guidelines.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
Criminal Alien Program (CAP) Audit

To determine whether ICE's Criminal Alien Program successfully (1) identified removable aliens, (2) allowed ICE to prioritize and remove these aliens, (3) eliminated immigration and law enforcement research duplication through Secure Communities interoperability, and (4) ensured that officers fully documented their actions.

ICE Enforcing and Administering Our Immigration Laws
DHS Conduct & Discipline Determine whether DHS has an equitable and consistent disciplinary process to address conduct issues. DHS Promoting Program Integrity
DHS Detention Oversight

To conduct unannounced spot inspections of CBP and ICE conditions of detention.

CBP, ICE Enforcing and Administering Our Immigration Laws
DHS Efforts for Counter Terrorism Measures for Buildings

Determine whether DHS is helping critical infrastructures protect themselves from major attacks and providing measures required to prevent or reduce the impact of an attack.

FEMA Preventing Terrorism and Enhancing Security
DHS Efforts to Ensure Dam Safety and Security

Determine how well DHS oversight has strengthened the security and resiliency of the Dams Critical Infrastructure Sector.

Other Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
DHS Oversight of Senior Leadership

Review DHS efforts to prevent and address unethical and questionable conduct of DHS senior executives.

Other Promoting Program Integrity
DHS Progress in Financial Management System Modernization

Our objective is to assess DHS' program management approach to modernizing its financial systems, thereby ensuring accurate, timely, and reliable financial data and management reporting across the Department.

DHS Promoting Management Stewardship
DHS Random Drug Testing for Opioids

Determine how DHS, CBP, ICE, TSA, and USSS are currently addressing illegal and prescription opioid use for employees in Testing Designated Positions.

CBP, DHS, ICE, Secret Service, TSA Promoting Program Integrity
DHS' Implementation of the DATA Act 2019

To determine the extent of the completeness, timeliness, quality, and accuracy of fiscal year 2019 first quarter financial and award data submitted for publication on USASpending.gov; and DHS' implementation and use of the Government-wide financial data standards established by OMB and Treasury.

Other Promoting Management Stewardship
DHS' Use and Oversight of Administrative Asset Forfeiture in Accordance with Applicable Law and Policy

Determine whether DHS components: 1) are using administrative seizure and forfeiture authorities in accordance with applicable law and policy to meet their organizational mission objectives; and 2) have adequate controls and oversight mechanisms to prevent the inappropriate use of administrative asset forfeiture authority to protect the Department from reputational and other risks and the public from potential waste, fraud, and abuse.

CBP, Coast Guard, ICE, Secret Service Promoting Management Stewardship
DHS' Use of Law Enforcement Officers in Carrying out Its Mission

Determine whether the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) non-criminal investigative officers meet workload requirements in accordance with Federal laws and regulations. Additionally, we will determine the additional cost to the taxpayers for  officers performing non-law enforcement duties and not meeting the workload requirements. We will likely issue multiple products.

DHS Promoting Program Integrity
DHS' Use of Technology for Illicit Drug Interdiction

Determine to what extent DHS components use available technologies to prevent Opioids and other illicit drugs from entering the country.

DHS Promoting Program Integrity
DHS' Vehicle Fleet Management

To determine whether the Department of Homeland Security complied with the SAVE Act. Specifically, review the implementation of vehicle allocation tool and fleet management plan requirements for FY 2019.

DHS Promoting Management Stewardship
DHS’ Use of Criminal Investigators in Carrying Out Its Mission

Determine whether DHS’ law enforcement officers meet investigative workload requirements in accordance with Federal laws and regulations. Additionally, we will determine the additional cost to the taxpayers for law enforcement officers performing non-law enforcement duties and not meeting the workload requirements.

DHS Promoting Program Integrity
DHS’ Use of Non-disclosure Agreements that Potentially Limit Protected Disclosure of Information

Determine whether DHS and component nondisclosure agreements, including those used in employee settlement agreements, include statutory Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012 and Department-mandated language allowing for protected disclosures to the OIG or other permissible recipients, and whether such nondisclosure agreements pose any other bar to the OIG's access to information.

DHS Promoting Program Integrity
DOJ and DHS Cooperation with Southwest Border Investigations

To evaluate cooperation between DHS and DOJ components with respect to their criminal investigations along the Southwest border.

ICE Securing and Managing Our Borders
Early Warning Audit of FEMA Public Assistance grants Awarded to Florida's Polk County School Board

Determine whether selected subrecipients' policies, procedures, and business practices are adequate to comply with Federal procurement standards and FEMA guidelines for expending FEMA PA Program grant funds.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
Early Warning Audit of FEMA Public Assistance grants in Monroe County, Florida

Determine whether selected subrecipients' policies, procedures, and business practices are adequate to comply with Federal procurement standards and FEMA guidelines for expending FEMA PA Program grant funds.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
Early Warning Audit of FEMA Public Assistance Program grants in Collier County, Florida

Determine whether selected subrecipients' policies, procedures, and business practices are adequate to comply with Federal procurement standards and FEMA guidelines for expending FEMA PA Program grant funds.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
Early Warning Audit of FEMA Public Assistance Program grants in Lee County, Florida

Determine whether selected subrecipients' policies, procedures, and business practices are adequate to comply with Federal procurement standards and FEMA guidelines for expending FEMA PA Program grant funds.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
Effectiveness of E-Verify to Deter Hiring of Illegal Immigrants

To assess the effectiveness of the E-Verify system to electronically confirm employment eligibility and help prevent the hiring of illegal workers.

USCIS Promoting Program Integrity
Effectiveness of TSA's Quiet Skies Program

To determine the extent to which TSA (1) collects data for its Quiet Skies program and monitors performance measures to ensure program effectiveness; and (2) evaluates the cost of the Quiet Skies program relative to other transportation security programs.

TSA Preventing Terrorism and Enhancing Security
Evaluation of DHS' Compliance with Federal Information Security Modernization Act Requirements for Intelligence Systems for Fiscal Year 2019

To determine the Department's effectiveness in managing its intelligence information program and information technology systems for fiscal year 2019.

Other Safeguarding and Securing Cyberspace
Evaluation of DHS' Information Security Program for Fiscal Year 2019

Determine whether DHS' information security program and practices are adequate and effective in protecting DHS' operations and assets for FY 2019.

DHS Safeguarding and Securing Cyberspace
FEMA's Grant Fund Recovery Process

Determine the effectiveness of FEMA's process for recovering disallowed grant costs and whether FEMA is allowing cost in a manner consistent with OMB Circulars and other cost guidance.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
FEMA's Handling of Employee Allegation of Sexual Harassment and Workplace Sexual Misconduct

Our objective is to determine whether FEMA appropriately reports, investigates, and adjudicates employee allegations of sexual harassment and workplace sexual misconduct.

FEMA Promoting Management Stewardship
FEMA's Individuals and Households Program (IHP) Verification of Applicant Insurance Benefits

Determine whether FEMA's Individuals and Households Program (IHP) for home repair and reconstruction has the necessary controls in place to verify applicants' insurance coverage.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
FEMA's Mitigation of the NFIP's Severe Repetitive Loss Properties

To evaluate FEMA's efforts to mitigate the number of severe repetitive loss properties covered by the National Flood Insurance Program.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
FEMA's Program Implementation in Response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

The objective of this review was to identify lessons learned and alert FEMA to key areas it should focus its readiness efforts and oversight of disaster-related activities in Puerto Rico.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
FEMA's Program Implementation in Response to the October 2017, California Wildfires

To assess FEMA and California's response and recovery activities as a result of the major disaster declaration.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
FEMA's Transportation Assistance Program

To identify and report on systemic issues regarding FEMA's Transportation Assistance program for major disasters.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
New FEMA’s Strategic Funds Management Initiative

The objective is to determine to what extent the Strategic Funds Management Initiative ensures that FEMA funds are obligated in accordance with, Federal, department, and component requirements.

FEMA Promoting Program Integrity
Follow Up Review - Classification Methodology for TSA Office of Inspection Criminal Investigators

To determine if data and methods TSA uses for the Office of Inspection criminal investigators as law enforcement officers are adequate and valid.

TSA Preventing Terrorism and Enhancing Security
Fraiser Meadows Manor, Boulder, Colorado Determine if grantees or subgrantees accounted for and expended FEMA funds according to federal regulations and FEMA guidelines. FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
Funding and Payments for DHS PALMS Determine whether DHS’ funding and payments for PALMS complied with appropriations law and related policies and procedures. DHS Promoting Management Stewardship
FY 2017 Travel and Purchase Card Programs Risk Assessment and Audit

CohnReznick LLP ("CohnReznick) has been contracted by the DHS-OIG) to provide risk assessment and audit services over the following DHS components Travel and Purchase Card Programs for fiscal year 2017 (October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2, TSA, CBP, ICE, FEMA, USCG).

DHS Promoting Program Integrity
Harris County, Texas - Hurricane Harvey, FEMA Public Assistance Grant Funds Awarded Under Disaster Number 4332-DR-TX

To determine whether the subrecipient's procurement policies, procedures, and business practices comply with Federal regulations and FEMA guidelines.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
Hurricane Harvey - Management Advisory Report - 50 Percent Rule

To proactively remind the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of prior 50 Percent Rule issues in anticipation of Hurricane Harvey.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
Hurricane Harvey Direct Housing Program Intergovernmental Service Agreement (IGSA) between FEMA and the Texas General Land Office

To determine whether Texas GLO has the processes and controls to ensure the Direct Assistance for Limited Home Repair (DALHR) program complies with Federal regulations, FEMA guidelines, and the Intergovernmental Service Agreement, and to access whether FEMA has adequate policies, procedures, and controls to oversee the program.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
ICE Efforts to Disrupt Terrorism Financing

To determine the extent to which ICE programs designed for targeting terrorism financing align with national and departmental goals.

ICE Preventing Terrorism and Enhancing Security
ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Strategy

To determine the effectiveness of ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operation's strategy.

ICE Promoting Management Stewardship
Missouri's Management of Homeland Security Grant Program Awards for Fiscal Years 2012 through 2015

To determine whether the Federal Emergency Management Agency ensured the State of Missouri distributed, administered, and spent Homeland Security Grant Program funds strategically, effectively, and in compliance with laws, regulations and guidance. The audit will also address the extent to which funds awarded enhanced the ability to prevent, prepare for, protect against, and respond to natural disasters, acts of terrorism and other man-made disasters.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
New York Disaster Case Management Costs 4085-DR-NY

Determine if grantees or subgrantees accounted for and expended Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds according to federal regulations and FEMA guidelines.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
Other Transaction Agreements involving Consortia Determine whether DHS has controls in place for issuing and managing consortia other transaction agreements (OTA). DHS Promoting Program Integrity
Oversight of the State of Washington's Public Assistance Grants

To determine the extent to which the oversight of public assistance funding by the State of Washington and FEMA is adequate and effective.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
Procurement of Debris Removal Services for Monroe County, FL, following Hurricane Irma

Determine to what extent FEMA ensured Monroe County met Federal procurement requirements and FEMA guidelines when it procured debris removal services for Monroe County, FL, following hurricane Irma.

FEMA Promoting Management Stewardship
Public Assistance Funds Awarded to Joplin Schools, Joplin, Missouri Determine if grantees or subgrantees accounted for and expended FEMA funds according to federal regulations and FEMA guidelines. FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
Recovery School District Determine if grantees or subgrantees accounted for and expended FEMA funds according to federal regulations and FEMA guidelines. FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
Refugio County, Texas - Hurricane Harvey, FEMA Public Assistance Grant Funds Awarded Under Disaster Number 4332-DR-TX

To determine whether the subrecipient's procurement policies, procedures, and business practices comply with Federal regulations and FEMA guidelines.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
Review of Alleged Violations of Immigration Laws at the Tecate, California Port of Entry

Review allegations that U.S. Customs and Border Protection restricts aliens from claiming asylum at the Tecate Port of Entry

CBP Enforcing and Administering Our Immigration Laws
Review of Automatic DACA Terminations Resulting from ICE Issuance of Notices to Appear

Determine whether the practice of automatically terminating an individual’s DACA status upon issuance by ICE of a notice to appear in immigration court complies with relevant laws, rules, regulations, policy and guidance

CBP, ICE, USCIS Promoting Program Integrity
Review of DHS Law Enforcement Agencies' Compliance with the Lautenberg Amendment

Determine whether DHS agencies with law enforcement officers and agents are complying with requirements of the Lautenberg Amendment.

CBP, ICE, Secret Service, TSA Promoting Program Integrity
Review of DHS' Implementation of the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 for Calendar Years 2017 and 2018

Assess DHS' implementation of the requirements under Section 107 of the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 (Act).

DHS Safeguarding and Securing Cyberspace
Review of Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) contracts awarded to Bronze Star LLC

To determine whether FEMA followed procurement laws, regulations, and procedures when awarding contracts to Bronze Star LLC.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
Review of FEMA's Preparedness, Management, and Distribution of Supplies in Puerto Rico

The objectives are: 1) To assess FEMA's disaster preparedness related to supply distribution in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and, 2) To assess their management and distribution of supply commodities in response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
New Review of July 2018 family reunifications issues at Port Isabel Detention Center

Our objective is to determine whether children were held in vans for up to 39 hours, why that occurred, and whether ICE has taken steps to prevent it from happening again.

ICE Securing and Managing Our Borders
Review of Removal of Separated Alien Families

Determine whether aliens were given the option of bringing their children when they were removed from the United States

CBP, ICE Enforcing and Administering Our Immigration Laws
Review of the U.S. Coast Guard's Fiscal Year 2018 Accounting of Drug Control Funding and Performance Summary

The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Circular, Accounting of Drug Control Funding and Performance Summary, dated January 18, 2013, requires agencies to submit to the Director not later than February 1 of each year a detailed accounting of all funds expended by the agencies for National Drug Control Program activities during the previous fiscal year, and require such accounting to be authenticated by the Inspector General for each agency prior to submission to the Director.

Coast Guard Promoting Program Integrity
Richland County, North Dakota Determine if grantees or subgrantees accounted for and expended FEMA funds according to federal regulations and FEMA guidelines. FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
Risk and Threat Assessment for Research and Development Funds Determine whether S&T’s risk and threat analysis process effectively identifies (1) DHS-wide capability gaps; (2) high priority R&D solutions to address the capability gaps; and, (3) a profile of all R&D work being conducted in DHS. Other Promoting Program Integrity
Risk Assessment of FEMA's Grant Closeout Process

To conduct a risk assessment of FEMA's grant closeout process to determine whether an audit is warranted.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
Safeguarding and Regulating Biometrics

Determine DHS' ability to safeguard and regulate biometrics data within the Department.

CBP, DHS, TSA, Other Promoting Program Integrity
Secret Service's Protective Operations Mission Efforts during Domestic Travel

To determine whether the USSS Office of Protective Operations' (OPO) current operational efforts are sufficient to ensure the safety and security of protectees during domestic travel

Secret Service Preventing Terrorism and Enhancing Security
Securing our Agriculture and Food Act

To determine whether DHS implemented a program to coordinate efforts related to defending the food, agriculture, and veterinary systems against terrorism and other high-consequence events within the United States as required by H.R. 1238, Securing our Agriculture and Food Act.

DHS Preventing Terrorism and Enhancing Security
Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans Grant Audit

Our objective is to determine whether the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans accounted for and expended FEMA funds according to Federal regulations and FEMA guidelines.

FEMA Promoting Program Integrity
Single Audit Act Reviews Review nonfederal auditors’ work for compliance with OMB Circular A-133 requirements. DHS Promoting Management Stewardship
Southern Border Detainee Transportation and Support

The objective is to determine the adequacy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's plan for providing detainee transportation and other support services to manage the increased numbers of migrants seeking to enter the U.S. at the Southern Border.

CBP Enforcing and Administering Our Immigration Laws
Spot Inspections of CBP Hold Rooms

Our objective is to conduct ongoing unannounced spot inspections of DHS and contract detention facilities to monitor DHS compliance with health, safety, and civil rights standards outlined in CBP’s National Standards on Transport, Escort, Detention, and Search.

CBP Securing and Managing Our Borders
Spot Inspections of the ICE Adult Detention Facilities

Conduct unannounced spot inspections of ICE detention facilities to monitor compliance with health, safety, and civil rights standards outlined in ICE’s Performance-Based National Detention Standards.

ICE
Survey of IT Security Controls over Cargo Areas at Airports and Ports

Determine how DHS has implemented computer security controls for their systems in the Cargo Areas at DHS Airports and Ports

CBP Securing and Managing Our Borders
Transportation Security Administration's Use of Canines as a Layer of Security

The objective is to determine the extent to which the Transportation Security Administration's canine program can detect a variety of explosive items to safeguard the traveling public. Our audit will include an assessment of the quantity of canines, level of canine training, and accompanying procedures.

TSA Promoting Program Integrity
TSA's Efforts to Hire, Train and Retain Employees

To evaluate how TSA hires, trains and retains its  employees.

TSA Promoting Program Integrity
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Drawback Claims

Determine the risk of control deficiencies identified in drawback claims.

CBP Promoting Management Stewardship
U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Use of Canine Teams

To determine to what extent U.S. Customs and Border Protection canine teams can identify illicit drugs, other contraband, and illegal aliens crossing the border into the United States.

CBP Enforcing and Administering Our Immigration Laws
U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Use of Force Near the San Ysidro, California Port of Entry on November 25, 2018 and January 1, 2019

We are initiating an inspection of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) use of force near the San Ysidro, California Port of Entry on November 25, 2018 and January 1, 2019. Our objective is to review the circumstances surrounding the incidents and determine whether CBP complied with its use of force of policy.

CBP Enforcing and Administering Our Immigration Laws
United States Coast Guard’s Management and Oversight of Aids to Navigation Program

To determine to what extent the Coast Guard has taken action to mitigate the risks that Global Positioning System (GPS) disruption and cyber-attacks pose to efficient, safe maritime navigation in the Aids to Navigation Program.

Coast Guard Promoting Management Stewardship
USCIS T and U Visa Applications

To determine to what extent USCIS assists in the prosecution of human traffickers and violent criminals when adjudicating T and U Visa applications.

USCIS
USCIS' Tracking of Adjudicative Decisions

Determine whether USCIS consistently captures the identity of adjudicators who made decisions on immigration applications and petitions in CLAIMS3, analyze and quantify the percentage of decisions entered into the system that cannot be tracked back to an adjudicator, and identify whether compensating controls exist.

USCIS Promoting Program Integrity
USSS Expenses Incurred at Trump Turnberry

Determine the extent of the expenses incurred by the Secret Service in relation to the President of the United States' visit to the Trump Turnberry Resort in Scotland from July 14-15, 2018. 

Secret Service Promoting Program Integrity
Verification Review of the City of Evans, Colorado

Evaluate the progress on audit recommendation 2 from our May 3, 2016, report OIG-16-78-D on the City of Evans, Colorado, to determine whether they properly procured approximately $7.2 million in funds recommended to be put to better use and to determine whether corrective actions on Recommendation 2 achieved the intended results.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
Weld County, Colorado

Determine if grantees or subgrantees accounted for and expended Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds according to federal regulations and FEMA guidelines.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters

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