Background

The objectives of this audit were to evaluate: (1) the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) controls over weapons, munitions, and explosives; (2) the FBI’s compliance with policies governing weapons, munitions, and explosives; and (3) the accuracy of the FBI’s weapons, munitions, and explosives inventories.

The audit covers the FBI’s weapons, munitions, and explosives inventories from fiscal year (FY) 2016 through November 2019. To accomplish our objectives, we interviewed FBI personnel; evaluated FBI policies governing weapons, munitions, and explosives; analyzed select data fields in the firearms inventory database; and reviewed firearm and explosives purchases. We also reviewed documentation related to firearms that were reported as lost or stolen during the scope of our audit to determine whether the FBI took appropriate action. Finally, we assessed compliance with FBI policy and conducted physical inventories at 15 FBI sites.

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Audit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Controls over Weapons, Munitions, and Explosives, March 2020 [41 Pages, 4.6MB]

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