Report | Sept. 25, 2020

Project Announcement: Termination of the Audit of the National Background Investigation Services Security and Interoperability (Project No. D2020-D000CU-0072.000)

Audit

We announced the subject audit on January 9, 2020 (attached). The audit objective was to determine whether the DoD planned for and implemented effective cybersecurity controls to protect sensitive information in the National Background Investigation Services (NBIS). In addition, we would determine whether the DoD planned for, developed, and implemented controls to achieve interoperability between the NBIS and legacy background investigation systems. We are terminating this audit because the coronavirus disease–2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted the deployment of the NBIS and the audit team’s ability to complete the audit. We appreciate the courtesies and efforts extended to the staff during the audit.