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Ongoing Projects

New Title Sort descending Project Objective DHS Component Mission Area
Audit of Access Controls at FEMA

To determine the extent to which FEMA is applying information technology access controls to restrict unnecessary access to systems and information.

FEMA Secure Cyberspace and Critical Infrastructure
Audit of Access Controls at Immigration and Customs Enforcement

To determine the extent to which ICE is applying information technology access controls to restrict unnecessary access to systems and information.

ICE Counter Terrorism and Homeland Threats
Audit of DHS Bankcard Program Cardholder Spending Limits

To determine to what extent DHS components implemented internal controls for ensuring Bankcard Program spending limits are established based on procurement needs.

DHS Champion the DHS Workforce and Strengthen the Department
Audit of DHS Grants and Contracts Awarded by Any Means Other Than Full and Open Competition during Fiscal Year 2022

To evaluate the DHS' report listing all non-competitive grants and other than full and open competition contracts awarded in FY 2022 to assess Department compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and departmental procedures.

DHS Champion the DHS Workforce and Strengthen the Department
Audit of DHS Grants and Contracts Awarded by Any Means Other Than Full and Open Competition during Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021

To evaluate the DHS' report listing all non-competitive grants and other than full and open competition contracts awarded in FYs 2020 and 2021 to assess Department compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and departmental procedures.

DHS Champion the DHS Workforce and Strengthen the Department
Audit of DHS Mobile Device Management and Security

To determine the extent to which DHS and select components manage and secure mobile devices.

DHS Secure Cyberspace and Critical Infrastructure
New Audit of DHS' FY 23 Financial Statements and Internal Control - Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, Section 304

The purpose of this mandated financial audit is to conduct an integrated audit of DHS' consolidated financial statements for the year ending September 30, 2023, and 2022 and internal control over financial reporting as of September 30, 2023. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-136 requires the audit reports to be submitted as part of the Agency Financial Report (AFR), which is due on November 15th of the fiscal year following the fiscal year that is being reported. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS or Department) Office of Inspector General (OIG) has contracted the services of an Independent Public Accounting (IPA) firm to serve as the principle auditor of the Department's consolidated financial statements. As the principal auditor, the contractor will perform the audit of the consolidated financial statements and perform procedures on the supplemental and other accompanying information included in the Agency Financial Report (AFR) as of and for the fiscal year (FY) ended September 30, 2023, in accordance with Government Auditing Standards (GAS) issued by the Comptroller General of the United States, and subsequent revisions, and OMB Bullentin 22-01, Audit Requirements for Federal Financial Statements. The contractor shall also follow the GAO/PCIE Financial Audit Manual (FAM), and Government Accountability Office's (GAO) Federal Information System Controls Audit Manual (FISCAM).

DHS Preserve and Uphold the Nation’s Prosperity and Economic Security
Audit of DHS' Technology, Procedures, and Coordination to Screen and Vet Non-Citizens Entering or Resettling in the United States

To determine the effectiveness of DHS' technology, procedures, and coordination to screen and vet non-citizens entering or resettling in the United States.

CBP, USCIS Counter Terrorism and Homeland Threats
Audit of FEMA's Presidential Residence Protection Assistance Grant for Fiscal Years 2019 and 2020

To determine whether 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 policies, and the U.S. Secret Service (Secret Service) guidelines.

FEMA Counter Terrorism and Homeland Threats
Audit of FEMA's Technological Hazards Division (THD)

To determine the extent that FEMA's Technological Hazards Division (THD) ensures state, local, and tribal governments are prepared to respond to incidents related to radiological and chemical hazards.

FEMA Strengthen Preparedness and Resilience
New Audit of ICE Mobile Device Management and Security

To determine the extent to which ICE manages and secures its mobile devices.

ICE Secure Cyberspace and Critical Infrastructure
Audit of ICE's Process for Detainee Surgical Procedures

To determine the extent to which ICE processes and authorizes surgical procedures for detainees.

ICE Strengthen U.S. Borders and Approaches
Audit of the Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency's (CISA) Vulnerability Disclosure Bugcrowd Platform

Determine the extent to which CISA has implemented appropriate management and oversight of the Bugcrowd platform used for vulnerability disclosure policies (VDP).

CISA Counter Terrorism and Homeland Threats
New Audit of TSA's Emergency Security Directives in 2021

To determine if TSA's emergency security directives issued in 2021 addressed the known cyber threats and stakeholder concerns, and strengthened pipeline cybersecurity.

CISA, TSA Counter Terrorism and Homeland Threats
Audit of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Oversight and Management of its Transportation Services Contracts

To determine to what extent ICE implemented controls to ensure its transportation services contractors adhere to the terms of the their contracts, and whether ICE complied with Federal, departmental, and component procurement guidance and policy requirements for monitoring and overseeing the contracts.

ICE Strengthen U.S. Borders and Approaches
Capping report for FY2018 - FY2022: DHS Challenges on the Southwest Border

Summarize the results of prior DHS OIG reports of management challenges on the southwest border, identify systemic issues and management's corrective actions.

CBP, ICE, USCIS Strengthen U.S. Borders and Approaches
CBP and ICE Resource Allocations and Succession Planning at the Southwest Border

This audit would determine whether CBP and ICE are properly managing law enforcement staffing resources to accomplish its mission at the Southwest border. The team will also determine CBP and ICE's turnover rates and whether they have succession planning for leaving and retiring officers.

CBP, ICE Strengthen Preparedness and Resilience
CBP Firearms and Ammunition Accountability

Determine if U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) established effective internal controls for ensuring accountability of firearms and ammunition.

CBP Champion the DHS Workforce and Strengthen the Department
CBP International Mail Enforcement

To determine the extent that CBP targets and interdicts inadmissible international mail entering the United States through International Mail Facilities.

CBP Counter Terrorism and Homeland Threats
CBP Outbound Inspections at Land Ports of Entry

To determine the extent U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) uses outbound inspections to prevent the illegal exportation of currency, firearms, explosives, ammunition, and narcotics at land ports of entry.

CBP Counter Terrorism and Homeland Threats
CBP's Efforts to Protect its Workforce Against Potential Synthetic Opioid Exposure

To determine whether U.S. Customs and Border Protection complied with the requirements of the Synthetic Opioid Exposure Prevention and Training Act.

CBP Strengthen Preparedness and Resilience
CBP's Facilities Planning Along the Southwest Border

To determine to what extent CBP assessed and planned its needs for temporary and permanent facilities along the Southwest border.

CBP Strengthen U.S. Borders and Approaches
CBP's Use of Closed Circuit Television Video Cameras and Microphones at Land Ports of Entry

To determine the extent CBP is using closed circuit television video cameras and microphones at land ports of entry to ensure the safety of the public, employees, and property.

CBP Strengthen Preparedness and Resilience
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, ICE, Secret Service, TSA Champion the DHS Workforce and Strengthen the Department
Cybersecurity System Review of The U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Selected High Value Asset

Determine whether CBP has implemented effective technical controls to protect sensitive information on its selected High Value Asset systems.

CBP Secure Cyberspace and Critical Infrastructure
Cybersecurity System Review of TSA's Selected High Value Assets

Determine whether TSA has implemented effective technical controls to protect its sensitive information stored and processed by its selected High Value Assets system.

TSA Secure Cyberspace and Critical Infrastructure
Department of Homeland Security's FY 2022 Compliance with the Payment Integrity Information Act of 2019 (PIIA)

To determine to what extent DHS complied with the PIIA.

DHS Preserve and Uphold the Nation’s Prosperity and Economic Security
DHS / NSA Joint Evaluation of Cyber Intrusion Prevention Efforts

To assess the actions taken by DHS in advance of, and in connection with, recent intrusions into U.S. Government and private networks

CISA Secure Cyberspace and Critical Infrastructure
DHS Cyber Intrusion Detection & Mitigation Efforts

Determine CISA's ability to detect and mitigate risks from major cyberattacks based on lesson's learned after the SolarWinds breach.

CISA Secure Cyberspace and Critical Infrastructure
DHS Law Enforcement Preparation for and Response to the January 6, 2021 Events at the U.S. Capitol

Evaluate DHS law enforcement components' preparation for and response to the events at the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021.

DHS Counter Terrorism and Homeland Threats
DHS Policies for Migrants Traveling on Domestic Flights Without Identification

To determine the extent to which TSA ensures migrants traveling on domestic flights provide proof of identification consistent with all other domestic travelers. We will also determine whether CBP and ICE policies and procedures are adequated to confirm an individual's identity for the documents TSA accepts for domestic travel.

Counter Terrorism and Homeland Threats
DHS Preparations to Provide Long-Term Legal Status to Paroled Afghan Evacuees

Assess DHS preparations to receive and expedite requests from Afghan evacuees for long term legal status.

CBP, USCIS Champion the DHS Workforce and Strengthen the Department
DHS Tracking of OAW Population with Potential Derogatory Records

Assess DHS' identification and resolution for OAW members with potentially derogatory records.

DHS Strengthen U.S. Borders and Approaches
DHS Tracking of OAW Population with Potential Derogatory Records

Assess DHS' identification and resolution for OAW members with potentially derogatory records.

CBP Strengthen U.S. Borders and Approaches
DHS Use of Cellular Site Simulators

Our objective is to determine whether DHS and its components have developed, updated, and adhered to policies related to the use of cellular site simulators.

DHS Counter Terrorism and Homeland Threats
DHS' Coordinated Efforts to Protect, Strengthen, and Maintain Critical Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

To determine the extent of DHS's coordinated efforts to manage risks and mitigate against cybersecurity threats to critical water and wastewater infrastructure while seeking opportunities and capabilities to increase the infrastructure's resiliency.

DHS Secure Cyberspace and Critical Infrastructure
DHS' Identification of Import Commodities at High Risk for Trade Based Money Laundering

Determine to what extent ICE and CBP identify and combat import commodities at high risk for trade-based money laundering.

CBP, ICE Counter Terrorism and Homeland Threats
DHS' Screening and Arrest of a Suspected Terrorist

Review U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) screening and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) arrest of a suspected terrorist released into the United States.

CBP, ICE Counter Terrorism and Homeland Threats
DHS' Tracking of Addresses for Migrants Released into the U.S.

To determine the extent to which DHS accurately and effectively tracks migrant's post release addresses in the U.S.

CBP, ICE Strengthen U.S. Borders and Approaches
DHS' Use of Commercial Telemetry Data

Our objective is to determine whether DHS and its components have developed, updated, and adhered to policies related to the use of commercial telemetry data.

DHS Counter Terrorism and Homeland Threats
DHS's Acquisition Management Strategy for Biometric Capability Needs

To determine to what extent DHS has an overall management strategy in place to acquire and deploy a biometric solution that meets Departmental needs.

DHS Strengthen U.S. Borders and Approaches
Disaster Public Assistance (PA) Grant Funds Awarded to Jacksonville State University (Jacksonville, AL) for Damages Incurred from the Alabama Storms and Tornadoes (FEMA Disaster Number DR-4362-AL)

To determine whether the subrecipient accounted for and expended FEMA grant funds according to Federal regulations and FEMA guidelines for FEMA Disaster Number DR-4362-AL.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
New Disaster Public Assistance (PA) Grant Funds Awarded to Kentucky for Damages Incurred from Three Weather-Related Events in Fiscal Year 2022

Determine the effectiveness of FEMA's process for evaluating single site damages from multiple KY weather-related events in FY22.

FEMA Strengthen Preparedness and Resilience
Evaluation of DHS' Compliance with Federal Information Security Modernization Act Requirements for Intelligence Systems for Fiscal Year 2022

To determine the Department's effectiveness in managing its intelligence information program and information technology systems for FY 2022.

Other Secure Cyberspace and Critical Infrastructure
Evaluation of DHS' Information Security Program for Fiscal Year 2022

Determine whether DHS' information security program and practices are adequate and effective in protecting DHS' operations and assets for FY 2022.

DHS Secure Cyberspace and Critical Infrastructure
Evaluation of the United States Coast Guard (Coast Guard) National Maritime Center's (NMC) approvals and audits of merchant mariner training programs and courses

Determine if the Coast Guard NMC oversight program complies with the standards and regulation requirements for the audit and approval of training courses and programs for merchant mariners.

Coast Guard Preserve and Uphold the Nation’s Prosperity and Economic Security
FEMA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Funding for Emergency Protective Measures

To determine if FEMA ensured COVID-19 Public Assistance funds for emergency protective measures reached intended recipients and subrecipients and if the funds were used in accordance with federal requirements.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
FEMA Funeral Assistance for COVID-19

To determine how effective FEMA's policies, procedures, and internal controls are in providing proper oversight of its funeral assistance program for COVID-19.

FEMA Strengthen Preparedness and Resilience
New FEMA Grant to Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority Supporting Hurricane Maria

Determine to what extent FEMA ensures Puerto Rico manages public assistance grant funds for its electrical power grid according to Federal regulations and FEMA guidelines.

FEMA Secure Cyberspace and Critical Infrastructure
FEMA's award of ARPA Humanitarian Relief Funding

To determine whether FEMA awarded funding provided in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 in accordance with Federal laws and regulations.

FEMA Strengthen U.S. Borders and Approaches
FEMA's Closeout of Declared Disasters

To determine to what extent FEMA manages closeout of declared disasters in accordance with Federal regulations and FEMA program requirements.

FEMA Strengthen Preparedness and Resilience
FEMA's Federal Medical Supply Chain in Response to COVID-19

To determine to what extent FEMA managed and distributed medical supplies and equipment in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

FEMA Strengthen Preparedness and Resilience
FEMA's Medical Supply Chain in Response to COVID-19

To determine to what extent FEMA managed and distributed medical supplies and equipment in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

FEMA Strengthen Preparedness and Resilience
FEMA's Non-Congregate Sheltering Policy During Disaster Events in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic

To determine adequacy and effectiveness of FEMA's Non-Congregate Sheltering policy
in providing shelter to displaced disaster survivors in response to Federally declared
disasters, including the wildfires, during the COVID19 pandemic.

FEMA Strengthen Preparedness and Resilience
FEMA’s Use of Premium Pay During Disaster Response and Steady State Operation

To determine whether FEMA complied with laws and regulations for premium pay to employees responding to disasters in 2021 and 2022.

FEMA Strengthening National Preparedness and Resilience to Disasters
FY 2023 Unannounced Inspections of ICE Adult Detention Facilities

Determine whether ICE detention facilities are complying with select standards outlined in ICE's Performance-Based National Detention Standards.

ICE Strengthen U.S. Borders and Approaches
Gender Equity among CBP Law Enforcement

To evaluate the extent of gender equity among CBP's law enforcement population, including in recruitment, hiring processes, promotions, awards, and training.

CBP Champion the DHS Workforce and Strengthen the Department
ICE's Efforts to Combat Transnational Criminal Organizations

To determine the extent to which ICE investigates and combats transnational criminal organizations

ICE Counter Terrorism and Homeland Threats
Inadequate Prenatal Care and Staffing Deficiencies at ICE IHSC-run facilities

- Evaluate compliance with existing requirements for reporting, timely intake medical assessments, and access to offsite obstetric-gynecological care, for pregnant detainees at IHSC-run facilities.
- Document IHSC's Medical Quality Management Unit internal reviews, root cause findings, and corrective action plans for medical incidents for pregnant detainees.
- Determine medical staffing levels at IHSC headquarters and IHSC-run detention facilities.  

ICE Strengthen U.S. Borders and Approaches
Joint DoD/DHS Audit of the of U.S. Coast Guard's Compliance with Cybersecurity Controls for DoD Information Network Systems

To determine whether the Coast Guard is in compliance with controls to protect Coast Guard systems and networks used and operated on the DoD Information Network (DODIN) in accordance with Federal and applicable agency cybersecurity requirements.

Coast Guard Secure Cyberspace and Critical Infrastructure
Project Airbridge

To determine to what extent FEMA provided oversight of Project Air Bridge and ensured its commercial partners distributed medical supplies to prioritized healthcare facilities in designated locations

FEMA Strengthen Preparedness and Resilience
Review of FY 2021 Deaths in Custody - CBP and ICE

To review the circumstances related to each death that occurs in CBP and ICE custody during FY 2021 to determine if systemic factors, policies, or processes have played a role in deaths of individuals in custody.

CBP, ICE Strengthen U.S. Borders and Approaches
Review of the U.S. Coast Guard's use of its Streamlined Inspection Program

To determine to what extent the U.S. Coast Guard's use of its Streamlined Inspection Program (SIP) ensures enrolled vessels are compliant with the Code of Federal Regulations.

Coast Guard Strengthen Preparedness and Resilience
Science and Technology Efforts To Protect Critical Infrastructure

To determine how well Science and Technology (S&T) has managed research, development, testing, and evaluation activities aimed at improving critical infrastructure security and resilience.

Other Counter Terrorism and Homeland Threats
Single Audit Act Reviews Review nonfederal auditors’ work for compliance with OMB Circular A-133 requirements. DHS Promoting Management Stewardship
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 Strengthen U.S. Borders and Approaches
The Department of Homeland Security Major Systems Acquisition Programs in Sustainment

To determine to what extent DHS and its Components analyze system performance of major acquisition programs in sustainment in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations and DHS acquisition policy and guidance.

DHS Strengthen Preparedness and Resilience
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Ongoing Backlog for Applications and Petitions

To determine the extent to which USCIS' has established processes to reduce immigration application and petition backlog.

USCIS Strengthen U.S. Borders and Approaches
New U.S. Coast Guard Cybersecurity Efforts to Protect the U.S. Supply Chain

Determine the extent to which USCG implemented cybersecurity readiness and precautions at U.S. ports and on U.S. waterways to protect the U.S. supply chain.

CISA, Coast Guard Secure Cyberspace and Critical Infrastructure
U.S. Coast Guard's Offshore Patrol Cutter Program

To determine to what extent U.S. Coast Guard monitors contractor performance results associated with cost and schedule relief granted under Public Law 85-804 authority, for the Offshore Patrol Cutter Program.

Coast Guard Counter Terrorism and Homeland Threats
Unannounced Inspections of CBP Holding Facilities

Determine whether U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) complies with national standards for Transport, Escort, Detention, and Search (TEDS) and, when applicable, with other standards, policies, and directives related to conditions of detention for migrants.

CBP Strengthen U.S. Borders and Approaches
USCG Identification and Disposal of Excess Personal Property

To determine to what extent the United States Coast Guard (USCG) identifies and disposes of excess personal property in accordance with Federal regulations and DHS policy.

Coast Guard Preserve and Uphold the Nation’s Prosperity and Economic Security
USSS Preparation for and Response to the Events of January 6, 2021

Evaluate USSS’ preparation for and response to the events of January 6, 2021

Secret Service Counter Terrorism and Homeland Threats