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Statement by Secretary Johnson on Sustaining Clean Financial Statements for Second Year

Release Date: November 17, 2014

For Immediate Release
DHS Press Office
Contact: 202-282-8010

I am pleased to announce that for the second year in a row, our audit firm KPMG, working in conjunction with our Office of Inspector General, has issued the Department of Homeland Security an unqualified audit opinion -- essentially a reasonable assurance from our outside auditors and the Department’s Inspector General that our financial statements are accurate. For the third largest Department of our government, only 11 years old, and consisting of 22 components, 240,000 personnel, a 60 billion dollar budget, and six core financial systems and hundreds of feeder systems, I consider this a remarkable achievement. I salute our Chief Financial Officer Chip Fulghum, the CFOs of our components, and our entire financial management team for the hard work that went into this achievement. This level of teamwork is also a reflection of the new atmosphere created by our Unity of Effort initiative. This is another example of the good work by the men and women of this Department in support of our homeland security mission.


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