Our planned oversight will begin immediately. The audit of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Civil Works Basic financial Statements is required by Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 17-03, "Audit Requirements for Federal Financial Statements." The Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, as amended, requires that financial statements of a Government agency be audited by the Inspector General or by an independent external auditor, as determined by the Inspector General. We contracted with the independent public accounting firm of KPMG, LLP, (KPMG) to audit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Civil Works Basic Financial Statements for fiscal years ending September 30, 2018, and September 30, 2017. The objective of the audit is to determine whether the financial statements and related note disclosures were fairly presented in all material respects and in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.