03.26.08

Audit Of Department Of Justice Key Indicators

“The Inspector General’s findings echo the concerns I and others in Congress have been raising for years.  Nearly half of the reporting components at the Department failed to fully and accurately report data on the Department’s performance in such key areas as countering terrorism and cyber crime and enforcing civil rights. 

“The inability of the Justice Department to provide complete information for their own internal audit leads again to concern about the quality of information the Department provides to Congress.  How can we know what they are doing if they themselves do not know?  After the complete turnover of the leadership ranks at the Department after the scandals of the Gonzales era, the Inspector General’s report demonstrates how far we still need to go to restore accountability and to get our top law enforcement agency back on track.  This is fresh evidence of the importance of vigorous congressional oversight.”

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