The Drug Enforcement Administrationís Control Over Weapons and Laptop Computers Follow-Up Audit

Audit Report 08-21
March 2008
Office of the Inspector General


Table of Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION

FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

  1. DEAís Response to Weapon and Laptop Losses

  2. DEA Lost or Stolen Weapons and Laptop Computers
    Reporting Weapons and Laptop Computer Losses
    Referring and Investigating Losses
    Disciplining Employees Responsible for Losses
    Conclusion
    Recommendations
  3. Internal Controls

  4. Physical Inventories
    Reconciling Property Records to the Financial System
    Accuracy and Completeness of Property Records in the Weapons Database and Fixed Asset Subsystem
    Reporting Losses to DOJ
    Disposals
    Exit Procedures for Departing Employees
    Conclusion
    Recommendations

STATEMENT ON COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS AND REGULATIONS

APPENDICES:

  1. Objectives, Scope, and Methodology
  2. Abbreviations and Forms
  3. Circumstances and Actions Taken for Lost and Stolen Weapons
  4. Circumstances and Actions Taken for Lost and Stolen Laptops
  5. Analysis of Lost and Stolen DEA Weapons
  6. Analysis of Lost and Stolen DEA Laptops
  7. Lost and Stolen DEA Weapons Not Found in the NCIC Database
  8. DEA-Owned Weapons and Laptop Computers Tested
  9. DEA Form 12, Receipt for Cash or Other Items [Not Available Electronically]
  10. DEA Form 17, Firearms Control Record [Not Available Electronically]
  11. DEA Form 29, Personal Property Negligence/Liability Assessment [Not Available Electronically]
  12. DEA Form 171a, Employee Clearance Record [Not Available Electronically]
  13. DEA Form 609, Request for Authorization to Carry A Personally Owned Firearm [Not Available Electronically]
  14. Drug Enforcement Administration Response
  15. Office of the Inspector General Analysis and Actions Necessary to Close the Report



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