The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ and Federal
Bureau of Investigation’s Arson and Explosives Intelligence Databases
Audit Report 05-01
Office of the Inspector General
In planning and performing our audit of the ATF's and the FBI's Arson and Explosives Intelligence Databases, we considered the ATF's and the FBI's management controls for the purpose of determining our auditing procedures. This evaluation was not made for the purpose of providing assurance on ATF's and the FBI's management controls as a whole.
As discussed in the Findings and Recommendations section of this report, we found weaknesses in the ATF's and the FBI's systems for ensuring data accuracy, and weaknesses in the FBI's system for ensuring timely data entry.
Because we are not expressing an opinion of the ATF's and the FBI's management controls as a whole, this statement is intended solely for the information and use of the ATF and the FBI in managing their arson and intelligence databases. This restriction is not intended to limit the distribution of this report, which is a matter of public record.