As required by the Government Auditing Standards we tested, as appropriate given our audit scope and objective, records, procedures, and practices, to obtain reasonable assurance that the Department’s management complied with federal laws and regulations, for which noncompliance, in our judgment, could have a material effect on the results of our audit. The Department’smanagement is responsible for ensuring compliance with federal laws and regulations applicable to the Department. In planning our audit, we identified that Office of Management and Budget Circular Number A-130, Management of Federal Information Resources, concerned the Department’s implementation of the LCMS project and was significant within the context of the audit objective.
Our audit included examining, on a test basis, the Department’s compliance with the aforementioned circular that could have a material effect on the Department’s operations, through interviewing auditee personnel, analyzing data, assessing internal control procedures, and examining procedural practices. As noted on page 12 this report, we found that the Department did not comply with Office of Management and Budget Circular A-130 because it did not provide effective oversight of the LCMS project to ensure the project’s completion on schedule and within budget.