(U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

OIG Reviews Drug Control Policy Accounting for Three DHS Agencies

The OIG has commissioned independent accounting reports on drug control policy and performance accounting for CBP, ICE and the Coast Guard.

Each year, National Drug Control Program agencies are required to submit detailed accounting for all funds spent to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and the OIG has to review these accounts and assess their reliability.

OIG used Williams Adley & Company in Washington to produce the independent accountants’ reports for each agency. For the U.S. Coast Guard, Williams Adley found that the detailed accounting submission and the drug performance summary report for 2017 both conformed with ONDCP’s requirements.

The accountants also confirmed that ICE’s accounting submission and performance summary report was compliant with ONDCP’s requirements.

For CBP, it noted that although its performance summary report conformed to the criteria defined by the ONDCP, it was unable to provide supporting documentation for the drug control methodology used for estimating the percentages of obligations allocated between interdiction and intelligence. These percentages are used to derive the dollar-value of obligations reported as Drug Resources by Budget Decision Unit and Drug Control Function, and therefore Williams Adley was unable to fully complete its review procedure.

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