New and Completed Work

Below is a list of projects started and completed by month.

July 2022

Work Started
  • Evaluation of Whistleblower Protection Notifications to Contractor and Grantee Employees
Reports Issued
  • Audit of Internal Controls Managing the Procurement of Goods at U.S. Embassy Freetown, Sierra Leone (AUD-MERO-22-31)
  • Inspection of Embassy Oslo, Norway (ISP-I-22-23)

June 2022

Work Started
  • Audit of the Department of State’s Efforts To Identify and Terminate Unneeded Contracts Related to Afghanistan
Reports Issued

May 2022

Work Started
  • Audit of the International Cooperative Administrative Support Services’ Furniture and Appliance Pool Program Fees
  • Audit of the International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico, U.S. Section, FY 2022 and FY 2021 Financial Statements
  • Audit of the U.S. Agency for Global Media FY 2022 and FY 2021 Financial Statements
Reports Issued

April 2022

Work Started
  • Audit of the Management and Administration of the ConsularOne Systems Modernization Program
  • Audit of the Department of State FY 2022 Information Security Program
  • Audit of the International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico, U.S. Section, FY 2022 Information Security Program 
  • Audit of the U.S. Agency for Global Media FY 2022 Information Security Program
Reports Issued
  • Inspection of Embassy Montevideo, Uruguay (ISP-I-22-11)
  • Management Assistance Report: Improvements Needed in Procedures for Emergency Action Planning at Selected Department of State Domestic Facilities (AUD-SI-22-27)

March 2022

Work Started
  • Audit of Department of State FY 2022 and FY 2021 Financial Statements
  • Inspection of the Afghanistan Affairs Unit (AAU)
  • Inspection of Embassy Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Inspection of Embassy Kuwait City, Kuwait 
  • Inspection of Embassy La Paz, Bolivia 
  • Inspection of Embassy Ottawa, Canada, and constituent posts 
  • Inspection of the United States Mission to the International Aviation Organization (USICAO) 
  • Inspection of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL)
Work Completed
  • Management Letter Related to the Audit of the International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico, U.S. Section, FY 2021 Financial Statements (AUD-FM-22-25)
  • Audit of the Process To Prepare Residences for New Tenants at U.S. Embassy Cairo, Egypt (AUD-MERO-22-23)
  • Information Report: Systemic Deficiencies Related to the Department of State’s Fuel Management From FY 2016 Through FY 2020 (AUD-MERO-22-20
  • Inspection of Embassy Santiago, Chile (ISP-I-22-10)
  • Inspection of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Domestic Operations, Office of Protection (ISP-I-22-08)

February 2022

Reports Issued
  • Management Letter Related to the Audit of the U.S. Department of State FY 2021 Financial Statements (AUD-FM-22-22)
  • Audit of the Department of State’s Use of “Not Otherwise Classified” Budget Object Codes (AUD-FM-22-21)
  • Independent Auditor’s Report on the International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico, U.S. Section, FY 2021 and FY 2020 Financial Statements (AUD-FM-22-24)
  • Management Assistance Report: Internal Controls Are Needed To Safeguard Inherently Governmental Functions at the Global Engagement Center (AUD-MERO-22-19)
  • Inspection of Embassy Luxembourg, Luxembourg (ISP-I-22-09)
  • Operation Freedom’s Sentinel/Operation Enduring Sentinel, Lead Inspector General Report to the United States Congress, October 1, 2021- December 31 (February 2022
  • Operation Inherent Resolve, Lead Inspector General Report to the United States Congress, October 1, 2021-December 31, 2021 (February 2022)

January 2022

Work Started
  • Audit of the Department of State FY 2022 Information Security Program for Sensitive Compartmented Information Systems
  • Audit of U.S. Agency for Global Media FY 2021 Compliance With the Payment Integrity Information Act of 2019
  • Inspection of Embassy Oslo, Norway
  • Inspection of Embassy Tallinn, Estonia
  • Targeted Review of the Department of State’s Record Retirement Process
  • Inspection of the American Institute in Taiwan/ Washington (AIT/Washington)
Reports Issued
  • Information Report: Office of Inspector General’s Analysis of Open Recommendations Specific to U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan (AUD-MERO-22-18)
  • Inspection of the Bureau of Administration, Office of the Executive Director (ISP-I-22-07

December 2021

Work Started

  • Review of Emergency Action Planning and Guiding the Evacuation and Suspension of Operations at U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Project Related to Authorizations to Operate for Department of State Information Systems
  • Audit of Department of State FY 2021 Compliance With the Payment Integrity Information Act of 2019
  • Audit of Department of State FY 2022 Compliance With the Geospatial Data Act of 2018
  • Review of the Department of State Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program

Reports Issued

  • Inspection of the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (ISP-I-22-06)
  • Inspection of Embassy Asuncion, Paraguay (ISP-I-22-05)
  • Inspection of the U.S. Mission to the Dutch Caribbean (ISP-I-22-04)
  • Information Report: Review of Allegations Related to the U.S. Agency for Global Media’s Personnel Suitability and National Security Program (AUD-SI-IB-22-01)
  • Management Assistance Report: Support From the Under Secretary for Management Is Needed to Facilitate the Closure of Office of Inspector General Recommendations Addressed to the Bureau of Information Resource Management (AUD-AOQC-22-07)
  • Information Report: International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico, U.S. Section, 2021 Charge Card Risk Assessment (AUD-CGI-22-15)
  • Information Report: U.S. Agency for Global Media 2021 Charge Card Risk Assessment (AUD-CGI-IB-22-16)
  • Information Report: Department of State 2021 Travel Charge Card Risk Assessment (AUD-CGI-22-14)
  • Information Report: Department of State 2021 Charge Card Risk Assessment (AUD-CGI-22-13)

November 2021

Work Started

  • Audit of Department of State Actions to Prevent Unlawful Trafficking in Persons Practices When Executing Security, Construction, and Household Services Contracts at Overseas Posts

Reports Issued

  • Audit of Compliance With Cost-Sharing Requirements for Selected Department of State Grants and Cooperative Agreements (AUD-CGI-22-12)
  • Audit of the U.S. Agency for Global Media’s FY 2021 Implementation of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (AUD-FM-IB-22-09)
  • Auditor's Report on the U.S. Department of State FY 2021 and FY 2020 Financial Statements (AUD-FM-22-10)
  • Independent Auditor's Report on the U.S. Agency for Global Media FY 2021 and FY 2020 Financial Statements (AUD-FM-IB-22-11)
  • Audit of the Department of State’s FY 2021 Implementation of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (AUD-FM-22-08)
  • Review of the Bureau of Consular Affairs’ ConsularOne Modernization Program – Significant Deployment Delays Continue (ISP-I-22-03)
  • Management Assistance Report: Office of the Chief of Protocol Gift Vault Access Controls (ESP-22-01)
  • Lead Inspector General for Operation Inherent Resolve | Quarterly Report to the United States Congress | July 1, 2021 – September 30, 2021 (November 3, 2021)
  • Lead Inspector General for Operation Freedom's Sentinel | Quarterly Report to the United States Congress | July 1, 2021 – September 30, 2021 (November 15, 2021)
  • FY 2022 Comprehensive Oversight Plan for Overseas Contingency Operations (November 8, 2021)

October 2021

Work Started

  • Audit of Internal Controls Over Procurement at U.S. Embassy Freetown, Sierra Leone

Reports Issued

  • Audit Requirements for Federal Financial Statements, we are providing the Independent Accountant’s Report on the Application of Agreed-Upon Procedures: Employee Benefits, Withholdings, Contributions, and Supplemental Semiannual Headcount Reporting Submitted to the Office of Personnel Management (AUD-FM-22-02)
  • Audit of Noncompetitive Contracts in Support of Overseas Contingency Operations in Afghanistan and Iraq (AUD-MERO-22-03)
  • Audit of the International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico, U.S. Section, FY 2021 Information Security Program (AUD-IT-22-04)
  • Audit of the U.S. Agency for Global Media FY 2021 Information Security Program (AUD-IT-IB-22-05)
  • Audit of the Department of State FY 2021 Information Security Program (AUD-IT-22-06)
  • Inspection of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (ISP-I-22-01)
  • Inspection of Embassy Reykjavik, Iceland (ISP-I-22-02)​

 

September 2021

Work Started

  • Audit of Department of State Efforts to Promote Competition for Overseas Construction Projects
  • Audit of Department of State Emergency Action Plans at Selected Domestic Locations

Reports Issued

  • Inspection of the Bureau of Administration’s Property Management Division (ISP-I-21-34)
  • Inspection of the Bureau of Consular Affairs’ Passport Services Directorate (ISP-I-21-17)
  • Inspection of the Bureau of Administration, Office of Overseas Schools (ISP-I-21-32)
  • Audit of U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan, Public Affairs Section Administration of Grants and Cooperative Agreements (AUD-MERO-21-42)
  • Management Assistance Report: Process To Report Department of State Security Clearance Data to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence Needs Improvement (AUD-MERO-21-41)
  • Audit of Acquisition Planning and Cost Controls While Transitioning Support Service Contracts in Iraq (AUD-MERO-21-43)
  • Audit of the Department of State’s FY 2021 Information Security Program for Sensitive Compartmented Information Systems (AUD-IT-21-44) (CLASSIFIED)

August 2021

Work Started

  • Audit of Department of State Actions to Prevent Unlawful Trafficking in Persons Practices When Executing Security, Construction, and Facility and Household Services Contracts at Overseas Posts
  • Inspection of Embassy Santiago, Chile
  • Inspection of Embassy Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Inspection of Embassy Pristina, Kosovo
  • Inspection of Embassy Athens, Greece, and Constituent Post
  • Inspection of Embassy Budapest, Hungary
  • Inspection of Embassy Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Inspection of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Office of the Diplomatic Courier Service 
  • Inspection of the Global Engagement Center
  • Review of Repatriation Flights from Wuhan, China in Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • Review of the U.S. Agency for Global Media’s Compliance with Editorial Independence and Journalistic Standards and Principle

Reports Issued

  • Compliance Follow-Up Audit of the Department of State Process To Select and Approve IT Investments (AUD-IT-21-34)
  • Audit of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security’s Process To Verify That Purchased Protective Equipment Complied With Performance and Contractual Requirements (AUD-SI-21-39)
  • Audit of Official and Diplomatic Passport Records Maintained by the Bureau of Consular Affairs (AUD-SI-21-40)
  • Inspection of the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (ISP-I-21-23)
  • Inspection of Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (ISP-I-21-31)
  • Inspection of the Office of the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary (ISP-I-21-30
  • Inspection of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security's Overseas Security Advisory Council Program Office (ISP-I-21-33
  • Lead Inspector General for Operation Inherent Resolve | Quarterly Report to the United States Congress | April 1, 2021 – June 30, 2021 (August 3, 2021
  • Lead Inspector General for Operation Freedom's Sentinel | Quarterly Report to the United States Congress | April 1, 2021 – June 30, 2021 (August 17, 2021)

July 2021

    Work Issued

    • Inspection of the Bureau of Information Resource Management’s Office of Consolidated Customer Support (ISP-I-21-19)
    • Inspection of the Bureau of Administration, Office of the Procurement Executive, Office of Acquisitions Management, International Programs Division’s Grants Branch (ISP-I-21-26)
    • Review of the Bureau of Global Talent Management, Office of the Executive Director, Office of Technology Services’ Information System Processes (ISP-I-21-29)
    • Inspection of the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of 1CA: Leadership, Management, and Innovation (ISP-I-21-28)
    • Inspection of the Bureau of Administration, Office of the Procurement Executive, Office of Acquisitions Management, Diplomatic Security Contracts Division (ISP-I-21-15)
    • (SBU) Targeted Inspection of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Criminal Investigative Liaison Branch (ISP-I-21-35)
    • Audit of the Bureau of Global Talent Management, Office of Talent Services, Fulfillment of Service-Level Agreement Requirements (AUD-CGI-21-36)
    • Management Assistance Report: Improved Guidance and Acquisition Planning is Needed to Reduce the Use of Bridge Contracts in Afghanistan and Iraq (AUD-MERO-21-37)
    • Management Assistance Report: Financial Monitoring of Foreign Assistance Grants and Cooperative Agreements in Somalia Needs Improvement (AUD-MERO-21-35)
    • Audit of Department of State Compliance With Requirements Relating to Undefinitized Contract Actions (AUD-MERO-21-38)
    • Audit of Department of State Protocols for Establishing and Operating Remote Diplomatic Missions (AUD-MERO-21-33)
    • Management Alert: U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq Body Armor (MA-21-01)

    June 2021

    Work Started

    • Capping Report on the Department of State’s Fuel Management

    Reports Issued

    • Inspection of the Bureau of Legislative Affairs (ISP-I-21-20)
    • Management Assistance Report: Department Can Take Further Steps to Improve Executive Direction of Overseas Missions (ISP-21-14)
    • Inspection of the Office of Global Criminal Justice (ISP-I-21-27)
    • Management Assistance Report: Support From the Under Secretary for Management Is Needed to Facilitate the Closure of OpenOffice of Audits Recommendations (AUD-AOQC-21-32)
    • Audit of Foreign Per Diem Rates Established by the Department of State (AUD-FM-21-31)

    May 2021

    Work Started

    • Evaluation of the Diplomatic Security Canine Training and Operations Center

    Reports Issued

    • Review of the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the International Exchange Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ISP-I-21-25
    • Management Assistance Report: Accountability of Official and Diplomatic Passports of Separating Employees Needs Improvement (AUD-SI-21-28)
    • Inspection of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations’ Office of Fire Protection (ISP-I-21-22)
    • Lead Inspector General for Operation Freedom's Sentinel | Quarterly Report to the United States Congress | January 1, 2021 – March 31, 2021
    • Targeted Inspection of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security’s Office of Special Investigations (ISP-I-21-18)
    • Audit of U.S. Agency for Global Media FY 2020 Compliance With Improper Payment Requirements (AUD-FM-IB-21-29)
    • Audit of Department of State FY 2020 Compliance With Improper Payment Requirements (AUD-FM-21-30)
    • Lead Inspector General for Operation Inherent Resolve | Quarterly Report to the United States Congress | January 1, 2021 – March 31, 2021

    April 2021

    Work Started

    • Inspection of the Bureau of Administration, Office of the Executive Director
    • Inspection of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
    • Inspection of the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
    • Inspection of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Office of Protection
    • Targeted Inspection of the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of Consular Systems and Technology’s Consular One Program
    • Inspection of U.S. Consulate General Curaçao
    • Inspection of Embassy Reykjavik, Iceland
    • Inspection of Embassy Luxembourg, Luxembourg
    • Inspection of Embassy Asuncion, Paraguay

    Reports Issued

    • Review of Allegations of Misuse of Department Resources (ESP-21-02)
    • Audit of Department of State Use of Appropriated Funds Prior to Expiration and Cancellation (AUD-FM-21-27)
    • Audit of the Department of State FY 2020 Information Security Program (AUD-IT-21-25)
    • Compliance Follow-Up Audit of the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Selection and Management of Contract Oversight Personnel in Iraq (AUD-MERO-21-24)
    • Review of the Public Diplomacy Staffing Initiative (ISP-I-21-24)
    • Inspection of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations’ Office of Safety, Health, and Environmental Management (ISP-I-21-21)

    March 2021

    Work Started

    • Audit of Department of State Management and Monitoring of Federal Assistance Awards to For-Profit Organizations
    • Audit of Department of State Use of the "Not Otherwise Classified" Budget Object Codes
    • Audit of the Department of State FY 2021 Financial Statements
    • Audit of the Department of State FY 2021 Information Security Program for Sensitive Compartmented Information Systems.

    Reports Issued

    • Management Assistance Report: Remote Missions Face Challenges Maintaining Communications With Locally Employed Staff and Host Government Officials (AUD-MERO-21-16)
    • Audit of the Department of State’s Risk Assessments and Monitoring of Voluntary Contributions to Public International Organizations (AUD-MERO-21-18)
    • Management Letter Related to the Audit of the U.S. Department of State 2020 Financial Statements (AUD-FM-21-19)
    • Information Report: Review of Department of State Preparations to Return Personnel to Federal Offices During the Coronavirus Pandemic (AUD-MERO-21-22)
    • Independent Review of the U.S. Department of State Accounting of FY 2020 Drug Control Funds and Related Performance Report (AUD-FM-21-23)
    • Inspection of the Bureau of Administration’s Office of Commissary and Recreation Affairs (ISP-I-21-16)

    February 2021

    Work Started

    • Research for Proposed Office of Inspector General Audit of Internal Controls Over Management Processes at U.S. Embassy Cairo, Egypt
    • Research for Proposed Office of Inspector General Review of the U.S. Agency for Global Media’s (USAGM) Security and Suitability Process To Ensure USAGM Personnel Possess Valid Security Clearances
    • Audit of Department of State’s Use of Not Otherwise Classified Budget Object Codes
    • Research for Proposed Office of Inspector General Audit of Cooperative Agreements and Grants Related to Iran
    • Audit of Department of State Management and Monitoring of Federal Assistance Awards to For-Profit Organizations

    Reports Issued

    • Management Assistance Report: Deficiencies in Consular Physical Space at Overseas Missions (ISP-21-08)
    • (SBU) Management Assistance Report: Deficiencies in Management of Active Directory Privileged Accounts and Security Groups at Overseas Posts (ISP-21-13)
    • Management Letter Related to the Audit of the International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico, U.S. Section, FY 2020 Financial Statements (AUD-FM-21-15)
    • Management Letter Related to the Audit of the U.S. Agency for Global Media FY 2020 Financial Statements (AUD-FM-IB-21-17)
    • Lead Inspector General for Operation Inherent Resolve | Quarterly Report to the United States Congress | October 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020
    • Lead Inspector General for Operation Freedom's Sentinel | Quarterly Report to the United States Congress | October 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020 


    January 2021

    Work Started

    • Audit of Department of State’s Implementation of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014
    • Audit of U.S. Agency for Global Media FY 2020 Compliance With the Payment Integrity Information Act of 2019
    • Audit of U.S. Agency for Global Media’s Implementation of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014
    • Inspection of the Bureau of Administration, Office of Acquisitions Management, International Programs Division, Grants Branch
    • Inspection of the Bureau of Administration, Office of Program Management and Policy, Property Management Division
    • Inspection of the Bureau of Administration, Office of Overseas Schools
    • Inspection of the Bureau of Global Talent Management, Systems Development Division
    • Inspection of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security,Office of Overseas Security Advisory Council
    • Inspection of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Office of the Criminal Investigative Liaison
    • Inspection of the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of 1CA: Leadership, Management, and Innovation
    • Inspection of the Office of the Science and Technology Adviser
    • Inspection of the Office of Global Criminal Justice
    • Resumption of Inspection of Embassy Praia, Cape Verde
    • Review of the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Exchange Programs

    Reports Issued

    • Independent Auditor's Report on the International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico, U.S. Section, FY 2020 Financial Statements (AUD-FM-21-09)
    • Audit of the Department of State’s Unarmored Overseas Motor Vehicle Fleet (AUD-SI-21-13)
    • Inspection of the Office of Global Women’s Issues (ISP-I-21-10)
    • Inspection of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security’s Special Program for Embassy Augmentation and Response (ISP-I-21-12)