September 28, 2022
Required by the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014
Quality Control Review on the Independent Auditor’s Report on the Assessment of DOT’s Information Security System Program and Practices
What We Looked At
This report presents the results of our quality control review (QCR) of an audit of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) information security program and practices. The Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA) requires agencies to develop, implement, and document agencywide information security programs and practices. FISMA also requires inspectors general to conduct annual reviews of their agencies’ information security programs and report the results to the Office of Management and Budget. To meet this requirement, we contracted with CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (CLA) to conduct this audit subject to our oversight. The audit objective was to determine the effectiveness of DOT’s information security program and practices in five function areas—Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover.
What We Found
Our QCR disclosed no instances in which CLA did not comply, in all material respects, with generally accepted Government auditing standards.
DOT concurs with all eight of CLA’s recommendations. CLA considers all eight recommendations resolved but open pending completion of planned actions.