Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General: Semiannual Report to the Congress, April 1, 2008 - September 30, 2008   [open pdf - 3MB]

"This Semiannual Report to the Congress is issued pursuant to the provisions of Section 5 of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, and covers the period from April 1, 2008 to September 30, 2008. The report is organized to reflect our organization and that of the Department of Homeland Security. During this reporting period, we completed significant audit, inspection, and investigative work to promote the economy, efficiency, effectiveness, and integrity of the department's programs and operations. [...] During this reporting period, our audits resulted in questioned costs of $27,996,475, of which $8,272,263 was not supported by documentation. We also recovered $1,920,998 as a result of disallowed costs identified from current and prior audits. In addition, management agreed to deobligate $4,967,201 in disaster grant assistance, resulting in funds put to better use. In the investigative area, we issued 481 reports, initiated 440 investigations, and closed 620 investigations. Our investigations resulted in 179 arrests, 194 indictments, 143 convictions, and 14 personnel actions. Additionally, investigative recoveries, fines, restitutions, and cost savings totaled $24,011,717."

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