Homeland Security Today: OIG Orders Full Audit on FEMA’s Grant Closeout Process

“The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has determined that FEMA’s grant closeout program should be subject to a full audit after delays, inconsistencies and weaknesses were discovered.”

“OIG carried out a risk assessment of FEMA’s grant closeout process, as required by the Grants Oversight and New Efficiency (GONE) Act of 2016.”

“OIG identified risks in three broad categories associated with FEMA’s grant closeout process.

Unreliable Systems of Record: DHS policy requires that information technology be acquired and maintained to allow for the achievement of mission objectives. Past OIG audits have revealed deficiencies with FEMA’s various information technology systems. For example, OIG’s report FEMA’s Longstanding IT Deficiencies Hindered 2017 Response and Recovery Operation, from August 2019, detailed how FEMA information technology systems lacked functionality necessary to accomplish mission tasks, including non-integrated systems that…” Read the full article here.

Source: OIG Orders Full Audit on FEMA’s Grant Closeout Process – February 6, 2020. Homeland Security Today.

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