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• Semiannual Report to the Congress: October 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019

Report Description: 
DHS OIG's newly released Semiannual Report to the Congress (SAR) highlights the audit, inspection, and investigative activities OIG has undertaken during the first half of Fiscal Year 2019. In the six month reporting period, October 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019, we issued 37 reports, including management alerts and reports on Disaster Relief Fund spending. We issued 181 unique recommendations to the Department and closed 151 recommendations, issued in this and prior periods, because of the Department’s actions. Our audits resulted in questioned costs of $36,131,751. The Department recovered or deobligated from audits $243,254,908. We issued 3 reports identifying $688,380,334 in funds put to better use. Additionally, we reported $3,603,187 in recoveries, fines, and restitution from Investigations. We initiated 431 and closed 396 investigations. Our investigations resulted in 49 arrests, 45 indictments, 37 convictions, and 12 personnel actions.
Date Issued: 
Friday, May 31, 2019
SARC Start Date: 
Monday, October 1, 2018
SARC End Date: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Agency Reviewed / Investigated: 
Type of Report (Audit, Inspection / Evaluation, Review, etc.): 
Semiannual Report
Questioned Costs: 
Funds for Better Use: 
Number of Recommendations: 
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