We audited the DEA’s management of the hiring, training, and retention of intelligence analysts and reviewed the quality, usefulness, and effectiveness of DEA intelligence reports and related products. As part of our audit, we interviewed management, intelligence analysts, and Special Agents, and we reviewed the DEA’s data to obtain reasonable assurance that the DEA had complied with certain laws and regulations that could have a material effect on their overall operations. Compliance with laws and regulations applicable to the management of intelligence analysts is the responsibility of DEA management.
Our audit included examining, on a test basis, evidence about compliance with applicable federal laws, regulations, and DOJ policies contained in or referred to in the relevant portions of Title 21, United States Code and relevant sections of DOJ Order 2610.2A, Employment Security Regulations, and Presidential Executive Order 12958.
As discussed in the Findings and Recommendations section of our report, we identified a finding relating to the DEA’s weaknesses in the monitoring of intelligence analysts’ security clearances. Otherwise, the DEA was in compliance with relevant portions of laws, regulations, and DOJ policies referred to above. With respect to those transactions not tested, nothing came to our attention that caused us to believe that the DEA was not in compliance with the law stated above.