The Audit Operations Directorate provides support to the Office of Audit in the areas of audit reporting and tracking, quality assurance, and policy. In addition, the directorate has staff dedicated to developing and monitoring the Office of Audit's efforts related to planning, budget, and accountability and a team of experts who provide assistance with validating monetary impacts, statistical sampling, and our automated working paper system. To carry out its mission, Audit Operations performs various data analyses, issues audit reports, establishes and updates audit policies, and manages the closure of significant recommendations and audit resolution processes. In addition, the directorate conducts internal quality assurance reviews to ensure the Office of Audit accomplishes its mission in accordance with applicable professional standards. The directorate also provides information and responds to data requests from Congress, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency.