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Audit Initiated of DOT’s Acquisition and Oversight of Laptop Computers

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The Department of Transportation (DOT) spends $3.5 billion annually on information technology (IT) acquisitions and assets, a portion of which includes laptop computers, a common IT asset used by DOT’s approximately 9,400 employees. Given the importance of properly structured contracts and their management and oversight to protecting the Department’s IT property investments, our audit objectives are to (1) determine whether contracts used by DOT to purchase laptop computers contain appropriate language and clauses to support internal controls and meet security requirements; (2) assess whether DOT’s procedures for receipt, inspection, and acceptance of laptop computers from vendors ensure contract requirements have been met; and (3) assess whether internal controls are in place to account for the laptops in DOT’s inventory management system after acceptance.