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In connection with fulfilling our requirement to audit the financial statements of the U.S. government, we audited and reported on the Schedules of Federal Debt Managed by the Bureau of the Public Debt (BPD) for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2003 and 2002. As part of these audits, we performed a review of the general and application computer controls over key BPD financial systems.

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Recommendations for Executive Action

Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Bureau of the Public Debt 1. The Commissioner of the Bureau of the Public Debt should direct the implementation of the six detailed recommendations to appropriate BPD officials.
Closed - Implemented
In connection with its ongoing requirement to audit the U.S. government's financial statements, GAO reviewed the status of actions taken to address the information technology control recommendations it made in a related "Limited Official Use" report. As detailed in separate accomplishment reports, GAO found that BPD management had taken steps to implement the recommendations and strengthen its information technology controls.

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