Internal Audit

Nonstatutory Audit and Investigative Groups Need To Be Strengthened Gao ID: AFMD-86-11 June 3, 1986

Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) identified and verified the names of various audit and investigative groups not subject to inspector general legislation; (2) determined audit group missions, their staffing levels, and the existence of follow-up procedures; and (3) reviewed selected aspects of audit operations.

GAO found that: (1) 12 of the 41 agencies with audit groups not subject to statutory requirements had impairments to the independence of their audit organizations; (2) at four agencies, important agency functions received little or no audit coverage; (3) audit and investigative staffs did not evaluate most of the investigations of alleged fraud and abuse or track the causes of illegal activities; and (4) audit resolution and follow-up systems did not meet governmental requirements.


Our recommendations from this work are listed below with a Contact for more information. Status will change from "In process" to "Open," "Closed - implemented," or "Closed - not implemented" based on our follow up work.

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