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Ongoing Projects

New Title Sort descending Project Objective DHS Component Mission Area
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' 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
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
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
New CBP Outbound Inspections at Land Ports of Entry on the Northern Border

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

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

To determine the extent CBP's policies and procedures prevent the illegal exportation of currency and firearms at land ports of entry on the Southwest border.

CBP Counter Terrorism and Homeland Threats
CBP Testing of Migrants for COVID-19 at the U.S. Border with Mexico

To determine to what extent CBP is currently testing or plans to test migrants for COVID-19 at the U.S. border with Mexico.

CBP Counter Terrorism and Homeland Threats
Covert Testing of TSA's Checked Baggage Screening Effectiveness

To determine the effectiveness of TSA's checked baggage screening technologies and related procedures. We will also assess whether Transportation Security Officers comply with checked baggage screening policies and procedures to prevent threat items from being brought onto commercial aircraft.

TSA Counter Terrorism and Homeland Threats
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 National Instant Criminal Background Check System

Assess DHS' compliance with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).

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 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' Role in the Resettlement of Afghans in the United States

Our objective is to review DHS’ responsibilities and effectiveness of the Unified Coordination Group as part of Operation Allies Welcome, including initial overseas immigration processing and screening, housing conditions at processing facilities, and medical screening and temporary settlement at select US military facilities. 

DHS Counter Terrorism and Homeland Threats
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
Follow-up Audit of the Technology and Information DHS uses to Track and Account for Overstays

Determine the effectiveness of DHS information technology systems used to support Immigration and Custom Enforcement's efforts to track and account for individual overstays.

CBP, ICE Counter Terrorism and Homeland Threats
I&A Intelligence Prior to the January 6, 2021 Events at the Capitol

Review DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis's (I&A) responsibility for providing intelligence to law enforcement for the January 6, 2021 events at the Capitol, and whether and how I&A fulfilled its responsibility.

Other Counter Terrorism and Homeland Threats
Review of TSA's Use of Explosives Detection Canine in its Surface Transportation Strategy

Determine the extent to which TSA has evaluated its explosive detection canine team program and has met the public law requirements for training, using program resources, and monitoring, and tracking canine assets as part of developing and implementing its surface transportation risk-based security strategy.

TSA Counter Terrorism and Homeland Threats
The Visa Security Program (VSP)

To what extent is ICE collaborating with USCIS under the Visa Security Program to deter or prevent terrorist threats attempting to enter the United States.

ICE Counter Terrorism and Homeland Threats
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
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking

To determine the extent to which ICE identifies and investigates human trafficking

ICE Counter Terrorism and Homeland Threats
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