Follow-up Audit of the Terrorist Screening Center

Audit Report 07-41
September 2007
Office of the Inspector General


Table of Contents *

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION

FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

  1. DATA ACCURACY AND TIMELINESS

  2. STRUCTURE OF THE TSDB
    RECORDS NOT DESIGNATED FOR ANY WATCHLISTING
    FBI PROCEDURE FOR PROCESSING WATCHLIST DATA
    DUPLICATE RECORDS
    INCLUSION OF KNOWN TERRORISTS IN THE TSDB
    CONCLUSION
    RECOMMENDATIONS

  3. QUALITY ASSURANCE

  4. OVERVIEW OF THE TSCíS QUALITY ASSURANCE PROCESS
    OIG ANALYSIS OF TSC QUALITY ASSURANCE EFFORTS
    QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGEMENT AND OVERSIGHT
    TSC EFFORTS TO ENHANCE TERRORIST WATCHLISTING
    CONCLUSION
    RECOMMENDATIONS

  5. TERRORIST WATCHLIST REDRESS

  6. OVERVIEW OF THE TSCíS REDRESS EFFORTS
    MULTI-AGENCY REDRESS AGREEMENT
    OVERVIEW OF THE TERRORIST WATCHLIST REDRESS PROCESS
    DISPOSITION OF REDRESS COMPLAINTS
    TIMELINESS OF PROCESSING REDRESS COMPLAINTS
    RESPONSE TO REDRESS COMPLAINANTS
    APPEAL OF REDRESS DISPOSITION
    PROACTIVE REDRESS
    CONCLUSION
    RECOMMENDATIONS

STATEMENT ON INTERNAL CONTROLS

STATEMENT ON COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS AND REGULATIONS

APPENDICES:

  1. OBJECTIVES, SCOPE, AND METHODOLOGY
  2. SYSTEMS USED IN THE TERRORIST WATCHLIST PROCESS
  3. DIAGRAM OF TERRORIST WATCHLIST DATAFLOW
  4. ACRONYMS
  5. TERRORIST SCREENING CENTER RESPONSE
  6. OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL ANALYSIS AND SUMMARY OF ACTIONS NECESSARY TO CLOSE THE REPORT



* The full version of this report includes information that the FBI considered to be law enforcement sensitive and therefore could not be publicly released. To create this public version of the report, the OIG redacted (deleted) the portions of the full report that were considered sensitive by the FBI, and we indicated where those redactions were made.



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