Planned work reflects OIG projects and work in support of quarterly reporting on Operation Enduring Sentinel—the overseas contingency operation to ensure that terrorist groups do not launch attacks against the United States from Afghanistan—that have not been initiated but are planned. Projects are listed approximately in the order we expect work to begin. This list may be modified as events unfold, and as additional risks are identified. Learn more about our Office of Inspections and Office of Audits.
Lead Inspector General Quarterly Reporting on Operation Enduring Sentinel
The Inspector General Act of 1978 requires the three Lead OIG agencies—State OIG, the Department of Defense OIG, and U.S. Agency for International Development OIG—to jointly prepare quarterly reports on overseas contingency operations. Lead IG quarterly reports on Operation Enduring Sentinel provide information on related U.S. Government programs and operations and also include a summary of the collective oversight of all OIGs for the whole-of-government effort in support of each OCO.
National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2023, Section 5275 Final Joint Report
The National Defense Authorization Act of 2023 required the State and Department of Homeland Security Inspectors General to conduct a thorough review of efforts to support and process evacuees from Afghanistan and the Afghanistan special immigrant visa program. This report responds to the requirement in the law to provide a final report on the results of work to assess the systems, staffing, policies, and programs used to: (1) screen and vet the evacuees; (2) admit and process the evacuees at U.S. ports of entry; (3) temporarily house the evacuees prior to resettlement; and (4) account for the total number of individuals evacuated from Afghanistan in 2021 with support of the U.S. Government.
Comprehensive Review and Outlook for the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program
OIG has conducted an extensive program of work on the Afghan special immigrant visa program. This review will summarize OIG’s past work on the program and draw on previously reported findings and systemic issues to identify key issues with an impact on Afghan SIV applicants remaining in the processing pipeline.
Audit of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research’s (INR) Execution of Activities Supporting Embassy Evacuations
INR provides independent analyses of events to policymakers, ensures that intelligence activities support foreign policy and national security, and serves as the Department’s focal point for ensuring policy reviews of sensitive counterintelligence and law enforcement activities around the world. The objectives of the audit are to determine whether INR executed its responsibilities by providing all source intelligence analysis and information to the appropriate decision-makers in preparation of the evacuation of U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan; U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine; and U.S. Embassy Khartoum, Sudan.