The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ Controls Over Its Weapons, Laptop Computers, and Other Sensitive Property

Audit Report 08-29
September 2008
Office of the Inspector General


Table of Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION

FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

  1. ATF'S RESPONSE TO WEAPON, LAPTOP COMPUTER, AMMUNITION, AND EXPLOSIVES LOSSES

  2. Rates of Loss
    Circumstances of Lost, Stolen, or Missing Weapons
    Circumstances of Lost, Stolen, or Missing Laptop Computers
    Reporting Weapon and Laptop Computer Losses
    Investigations and Consequences of Losses
    Contents of Lost, Stolen, or Missing Laptop Computers
    Entering Losses into NCIC
    Ammunition and Explosives Losses
    Conclusion
    Recommendations

  3. INTERNAL CONTROLS OVER WEAPONS AND LAPTOP COMPUTERS

  4. Physical Inventories
    Reconciling Property Records to the Financial System
    Inaccurate and Incomplete Property Records
    Encryption
    Reporting Requirements for Laptop Computers Containing Classified Information
    Reporting Losses to DOJ
    Disposal of Weapons and Laptop Computers
    Exit Procedures for Departing Employees
    Conclusion
    Recommendations

  5. INTERNAL CONTROLS OVER AMMUNITION AND EXPLOSIVES

  6. Ammunition Controls
    Explosives Controls
    Conclusion
    Recommendation

STATEMENT ON COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS AND REGULATIONS

APPENDICES:

  1. OBJECTIVES, SCOPE, AND METHODOLOGY

  2. SAMPLING DESIGN

  3. CIRCUMSTANCES OF WEAPON LOSSES REPORTED TO INTERNAL AFFAIRS

  4. CIRCUMSTANCES OF LAPTOP COMPUTER LOSSES REPORTED TO INTERNAL AFFAIRS

  5. ANALYSIS OF LOST, STOLEN, OR MISSING WEAPONS REPORTED TO INTERNAL AFFAIRS

  6. ANALYSIS OF LOST, STOLEN, OR MISSING LAPTOP COMPUTERS REPORTED TO INTERNAL AFFAIRS

  7. ANALYSIS OF PROPERTY MANAGEMENT RECORDS

  8. LOST, STOLEN, OR MISSING WEAPONS AND LAPTOP COMPUTERS REPORTED TO INTERNAL AFFAIRS BY ATF FIELD OFFICE

  9. AMMUNITION CONTROL LOG

  10. EXPLOSIVES CONTROL LOG

  11. ORGANIZATIONAL CHART

  12. ATF FORM 1851.3, REPORT OF SURVEY

  13. ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

  14. THE BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS AND EXPLOSIVESí RESPONSE TO THE DRAFT REPORT

  15. OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL ANALYSIS AND SUMMARY OF ACTIONS NECESSARY TO CLOSE THE REPORT

 


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