USAID Complied in Fiscal Year 2021 With the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014

Audit Report
Report Number
0-000-22-002-C

We contracted with the independent certified public accounting firm of Brown & Company Certified Public Accountants and Management Consultants PLLC to conduct an audit of USAID’s compliance in fiscal year 2021 with the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014. The audit firm concluded that USAID complied with the requirements of the DATA Act and the data reported for fourth quarter of fiscal year 2020 for publication on USAspending.gov were complete, timely, accurate, and of higher quality. We made two recommendations to help strengthen USAID’s internal controls over its DATA Act reporting.

Recommendations

Recommendation
1

Improve procedures to ensure the USAID system data (Phoenix and GLAAS) for the DATA Act submission is consistent with supporting documents, as applicable.

Questioned Cost
0
Funds for Better Use
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Recommendation
2

Improve procedures to ensure that executed contracts and procurement documents are uploaded into ASIST and are available to validate timeliness of data elements.

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0
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