ANAO audit report into Biometric Identification Services project

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) requested the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) conduct a review into the agency’s Biometric Identification Services (BIS) project in February 2018.

The ACIC acknowledges the report, which was made public today, is very thorough and comprehensive. The ACIC notes the findings of the report and commits to implementing changes in response.

The ACIC has bolstered its program management office to ensure a consistent, high-level approach to the delivery of projects. This includes governance and risk management, contract management and records management.

The ACIC will continue to focus on connecting police and law enforcement to essential criminal intelligence, policing knowledge and information through collaborative national information systems and services.

The ACIC thanks the ANAO for its professionalism and the thorough approach taken in its review.

Michael Phelan APM

Chief Executive Officer

Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission