FBI Voice Privacy:

Cost, Status, and Future Direction

IMTEC-87-4S: Published: Mar 8, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1988.

Additional Materials:

Contact:

Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800
youngc1@gao.gov

GAO provided a supplement evaluating the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) response to a GAO evaluation of the FBI Voice Privacy Program, specifically: (1) the initial program cost estimate; (2) alleged errors in the GAO evaluation; and (3) GAO compliance with generally accepted auditing standards.

GAO found that FBI alleged that: (1) its initial program costs estimate was $132.4 million, rather than the $79.3 million that GAO reported; (2) the report contained erroneous statements concerning cost estimate revisions and the reasons for increases; and (3) the report did not comply with generally accepted auditing standards. GAO also found that: (1) FBI memoranda and other documentation indicated that $79.3 million was the appropriate tracking point for program cost increases; (2) FBI cited essentially the same reasons for cost increases that GAO cited in its initial report; (3) some of the discrepancies in attribution of cost increases stemmed from differences of opinion regarding the initial cost estimates; (4) it properly gathered and interpreted relevant evidence and did not rely on hearsay, as FBI alleged; and (5) it properly focused its work in response to a congressional request and evaluated the program in terms of history, cost, and status.

Nov 6, 2017

Oct 25, 2017

Oct 12, 2017

Sep 26, 2017

Sep 7, 2017

Jul 31, 2017

Jul 26, 2017

Jul 24, 2017

Looking for more? Browse all our products here