Coast Guard Finance Center - Computer Security and Controls
September 06, 2001
Project ID: FI-2001-088
This report provides the results of the computer security and controls audit at the U.S. Coast Guard Finance Center, (FINCEN) Chesapeake, VA. FINCEN is responsible for payment processing and financial reporting. KPMG, which performed the audit under contract to OIG, concluded that computer security and controls at FINCEN are effective to ensure secure operations of its financial systems. However, KPMG identified four areas for improvement; 1) certification and accreditation of financial systems; 2) continuity of operations; 3) access controls; and 4) software change tracking. The FINCEN Director agreed with the findings.