Recommendations

Department of State

U.S. Agency for Global Media

Department recommendations include 53 recommendations that are associated with the International Boundary Water Commission.
 
ISP-I-23-23
  1. Recommendation Number
    1
    Open Resolved

    The Bureau of Information Resource Management should implement an information systems security officer program for systems and enterprise mobile devices that complies with Department standards.

  2. Recommendation Number
    2
    Closed Implemented

    The Bureau of Information Resource Management should require the Mobile and Remote Access Division to communicate and enforce the Global OpenNet Desktop system user group access requirements outlined in the GO Desktop system security plan.

  3. Recommendation Number
    3
    Closed Implemented

    The Bureau of Information Resource Management should require the Mobile and Remote Access Division to bring its change management procedures into compliance with Department standards.

  4. Recommendation Number
    4
    Open Resolved

    The Bureau of Information Resource Management should take steps to eliminate the confusion between its two GO Desktop programs.

  5. Recommendation Number
    5
    Closed Implemented $7,216,203

    The Bureau of Information Resource Management, in coordination with the Bureau of Administration, should implement policies and procedures to monitor and control the usage and costs of mobile device services in accordance with Department standards and put potential savings of up to $7,216,203 to better use.

  6. Recommendation Number
    6
    Open Resolved

    The Bureau of Information Resource Management, in coordination with the Bureau of Administration, should bring the Mobile and Remote Access Division’s contract and contracting officer’s representative files into compliance with Department and federal guidance.

  7. Recommendation Number
    7
    Closed Implemented

    The Bureau of Information Resource Management should bring the Mobile and Remote Access Division’s contracting officer’s representative and government technical monitor programs into compliance with Department standards.

ISP-I-23-09
  1. Recommendation Number
    1
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Abuja should comply with Department standards for grant file documentation.

  2. Recommendation Number
    2
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Abuja should develop and implement a plan to institutionalize coordination between the mission’s Public Diplomacy Sections in accordance with Department guidelines.

  3. Recommendation Number
    3
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Abuja should incorporate public diplomacy analysis in cable reporting in accordance with Department guidelines.

  4. Recommendation Number
    4
    Open Resolved

    The Bureau of Consular Affairs should require that the visa appointment system provided to Mission Nigeria by the Global Support Strategy vendor complies with the Department’s public service and transparency standards.

  5. Recommendation Number
    5
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Abuja should perform the required oversight of services provided by the Global Support Services vendor in accordance with Department standards.

  6. Recommendation Number
    6
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Abuja should comply with the Department standards for consular crisis preparedness.

  7. Recommendation Number
    7
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Abuja should discontinue the practice of adjudicating Consular Reports of Birth Abroad before fees are paid.

  8. Recommendation Number
    8
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Abuja should resolve referrals to Fraud Prevention Units in accordance with Department standards.

  9. Recommendation Number
    9
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Abuja should post consular signage in accordance with Department guidance.

  10. Recommendation Number
    10
    Closed Implemented $6,405

    Embassy Abuja should verify and document whether $6,405 in award funds were used for their intended purpose. If the funds were not used for their intended purpose, Embassy Abuja should recover the funds in accordance with the award agreement.

  11. Recommendation Number
    11
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Abuja should develop and implement standard operating procedures for management of federal assistance awards to ensure compliance with Department standards.

  12. Recommendation Number
    12
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Abuja, in coordination with the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, should update the letter of agreement with the government of Nigeria for Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs-funded projects.

  13. Recommendation Number
    13
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Abuja should conduct joint evaluation reviews with the government of Nigeria for Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs-funded projects in accordance with the letter of agreement.

  14. Recommendation Number
    14
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Abuja, in coordination with the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, should specify and document the intended roles, responsibilities, and associated training and file access requirements for relevant staff, in accordance with Department standards.

  15. Recommendation Number
    15
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Abuja should establish a comprehensive foreign assistance coordination and collaboration mechanism, in accordance with Department standards.

  16. Recommendation Number
    16
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Abuja should consolidate its motor pool and warehouse operations in accordance with Department guidance.

  17. Recommendation Number
    17
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Abuja, in coordination with the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, should implement an emergency exit plan in the chancery and consulate general building that complies with Department guidance.

  18. Recommendation Number
    18
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Abuja should mitigate the fire and life-safety risks of the high-rise residential properties in Lagos that do not comply with Department standards.

  19. Recommendation Number
    19
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Abuja should obtain authorization from the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations to use shipping containers for storage and office space or dismantle and remove them in accordance with Department.

  20. Recommendation Number
    20
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Abuja should manage bulk fuel operations in accordance with Department standards.

  21. Recommendation Number
    21
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Abuja should enforce duty driver limits for all mission drivers in accordance with Department guidelines.

  22. Recommendation Number
    22
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Abuja should require that all mission vehicle usage be recorded in the Fleet Management Information System in accordance with Department standards.

  23. Recommendation Number
    23
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Abuja should revise its motor vehicle policy to adhere to Department requirements for “other authorized use” of U.S. government vehicles and watercraft.

  24. Recommendation Number
    24
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Abuja should record all operational and maintenance data and costs for the mission’s watercraft into the Department’s Fleet Management Information System in accordance with Department guidelines.

  25. Recommendation Number
    25
    Open Resolved

    The Bureau of Administration, in coordination with the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, should update the Foreign Affairs Manual with specific guidance on the management and operation of watercraft.

  26. Recommendation Number
    26
    Closed Implemented

    The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations should update and re-issue the generic watercraft policy template to include specific guidelines related to watercraft safety.

  27. Recommendation Number
    27
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Abuja should dispose of excess expendable and nonexpendable property in accordance with Department guidelines.

  28. Recommendation Number
    28
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Abuja should adhere to travel regulations in accordance with Department standards.

  29. Recommendation Number
    29
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Abuja should bring its contracting officer’s representative program into compliance with Department standards.

  30. Recommendation Number
    30
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Abuja should submit its foreign per diem reports in accordance with Department standards.

  31. Recommendation Number
    31
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Abuja should manage the fuel and motor vehicle transportation coupon program in accordance with Department guidance.

  32. Recommendation Number
    32
    Open Resolved $1,200,000

    Embassy Abuja should review its unliquidated obligations in accordance with Department standards and put up to $1.2 million to better use.

  33. Recommendation Number
    33
    Open Resolved $275,838

    Embassy Abuja should clear overdue travel advances in accordance with Department guidelines and put funds up to $275,838 to better use.

  34. Recommendation Number
    34
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Abuja should implement standard operating procedures outlining human resources support services provided and increase the frequency of American officer visits to Consulate General Lagos.

  35. Recommendation Number
    35
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Abuja should require supervisors to approve overtime in accordance with Department guidance.

  36. Recommendation Number
    36
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Abuja should review and revise locally employed staff position descriptions and classify them in accordance with Department standards.

  37. Recommendation Number
    37
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Abuja should manage its Active Directory accounts and security groups for its classified and unclassified networks in accordance with Department standards.

  38. Recommendation Number
    38
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Abuja should retire records in accordance with Department records management standards.

  39. Recommendation Number
    39
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Abuja should complete all information systems security officer responsibilities in accordance with Department standards.

  40. Recommendation Number
    40
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Abuja should install emergency power-off switches inside the server rooms adjacent to each egress door, in accordance with Department standards.

ISP-I-23-11
  1. Recommendation Number
    1
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Brussels should advise and brief U.S. citizens in Belgium in accordance with Department standards.

  2. Recommendation Number
    2
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Brussels, in coordination with the Bureau of Consular Affairs, should replace existing partitions in the consular workspace with partitions that comply with Department standards.

  3. Recommendation Number
    3
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Brussels, in coordination with the Bureaus of Consular Affairs and Overseas Buildings Operations, should provide a wheelchair-accessible restroom option for consular customers.

  4. Recommendation Number
    4
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Brussels, in coordination with the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, should bring its fire protection program into compliance with Department standards.

  5. Recommendation Number
    5
    Open Resolved

    The U.S. Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, in coordination with Embassy Brussels, should require that all residences are inspected and certified in the Post Occupational Safety and Health Officer Certification Application in accordance with Department standards.

  6. Recommendation Number
    6
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Brussels should bring its swimming pool safety program into compliance with Department standards.

  7. Recommendation Number
    7
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Brussels, in coordination with the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, should address the outstanding life and safety issue regarding stairs at the Marine Security Guard residence.

  8. Recommendation Number
    8
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Brussels should bring the railings on the balconies, stairs, and around a patio at the residence of the chief of mission to the U.S. Mission to the European Union into compliance with Department residential safety standards.

  9. Recommendation Number
    9
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Brussels should obtain authorization from the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations to use shipping containers for permanent storage or dismantle and remove them, in accordance with Department standards.

  10. Recommendation Number
    10
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Brussels should comply with all Department Motor Vehicle Safety Management Program standards for chauffeurs and incidental drivers under chief of mission authority.

  11. Recommendation Number
    11
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Brussels should bring its property management program into compliance with Department standards.

  12. Recommendation Number
    12
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Brussels should close out procurement files in accordance with Department standards.

  13. Recommendation Number
    13
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Brussels should bring its contracting officer’s representative program into compliance with Department standards.

  14. Recommendation Number
    14
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Brussels should perform regular reviews of the locally employed staff contracting officer’s transactions, in accordance with Department standards.

  15. Recommendation Number
    15
    Closed Implemented

    The U.S. Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, in coordination with Embassy Brussels, should submit its living quarters expenditure reports in accordance with Department standards.

  16. Recommendation Number
    16
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Brussels should submit its hotel and restaurant surveys to the Bureau of Administration’s Office of Allowances in accordance with Department standards.

  17. Recommendation Number
    17
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Brussels, in coordination with the Bureaus of Budget and Planning, the Comptroller and Global Financial Services, European and Eurasian Affairs, and Global Talent Management, should implement a plan to fully fund the locally employed staff defined benefit pension plan to comply with Belgium’s labor laws and address long-term funding concerns.

  18. Recommendation Number
    18
    Open Resolved $243,993

    Embassy Brussels, in coordination with the Bureaus of Budget and Planning, the Comptroller and Global Financial Services, and European and Eurasian Affairs, should reprogram additional Department-funded information management positions to International Cooperative Administrative Support Services-funded positions, in accordance with Department standards, so funds of up to $243,993 over 3 years per position can be put to better use.

  19. Recommendation Number
    19
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Brussels should implement a schedule to require alternate cashiers to serve as principal cashier, in accordance with Department guidelines.

  20. Recommendation Number
    20
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Brussels should cease paying for residential internet for vacant residences that do not have an alarm system connected to internet, in accordance with Department standards.

  21. Recommendation Number
    21
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Brussels should categorize, assess, and authorize its locally developed applications in accordance with Department standards.

  22. Recommendation Number
    22
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Brussels should replace the unauthorized wireless access points operating within its facilities with an approved wireless network.

  23. Recommendation Number
    23
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Brussels should establish the capability for dedicated internet network end users to access the network with unique accounts in accordance with Department standards.

  24. Recommendation Number
    24
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Brussels, in coordination with the U.S. Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, should obtain proper approval for its video conferencing system in accordance with Department standards.

  25. Recommendation Number
    25
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Brussels, in coordination with the U.S. Mission to the European Union and the U.S. Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, should implement a records management program that complies with Department standards.

ISP-IB-23-14
  1. Recommendation Number
    1
    Closed Implemented

    The U.S. Agency for Global Media, in coordination with Voice of America, should systematically track and review the metrics on all stages in Voice of America’s federal hiring processes to gather actionable analytics for possible adjustments to these processes.

  2. Recommendation Number
    2
    Open Resolved

    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty should systematically track and review the metrics on all stages in its hiring processes to gather actionable analytics for possible adjustments to these processes.

  3. Recommendation Number
    3
    Closed Implemented

    Voice of America should implement practices to ensure adherence to editorial review standards by the Russian Language Service prior to content dissemination.

  4. Recommendation Number
    4
    Closed Implemented

    The U.S. Agency for Global Media should improve and disseminate procedural guidance for grantee organizations covering distribution and receipt of Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act funding.

ISP-I-23-16
  1. Recommendation Number
    1
    Closed Implemented

    The U.S. Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization should schedule mission-wide drills when the Ambassador is present and able to participate, in accordance with Department guidance.

  2. Recommendation Number
    2
    Closed Implemented

    The U.S. Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization should implement a structured First- and Second-Tour professional development program in accordance with Department guidance.

  3. Recommendation Number
    3
    Closed Implemented

    The U.S. Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, in coordination with the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs and the Foreign Service Institute, should develop and implement a training program on how NATO works and how to negotiate in NATO committees.

  4. Recommendation Number
    4
    Closed Implemented

    The U.S. Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization should identify the reasons for delays in transmission of cables on North Atlantic Council meetings and implement a plan to improve the timeliness of these reports.

ISP-I-23-12
  1. Recommendation Number
    1
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Juba should submit its FY 2022 annual Statement of Assurance in accordance with Department standards.

  2. Recommendation Number
    2
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Juba should bring its public diplomacy grant files into compliance with Department standards.

  3. Recommendation Number
    3
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Juba should install signage at the Consular Section’s public entrance with all information required by Department guidance.

  4. Recommendation Number
    4
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Juba should bring its consular cashiering operations into compliance with Department standards.

  5. Recommendation Number
    5
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Juba, in coordination with the Bureau of Consular Affairs, should bring the privacy booth into compliance with Department standards.

  6. Recommendation Number
    6
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Juba, in coordination with the Bureau of Consular Affairs, should upgrade the booth in the West Compound Access Control to allow the consular cash register to be located there, bringing oversight of consular cashiering operations into compliance with Department standards.

  7. Recommendation Number
    7
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Juba, in coordination with the Bureau of Consular Affairs, should bring its developmental training program into compliance with Department standards.

  8. Recommendation Number
    8
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Juba should develop and implement a plan for communication and coordination within the Management Section and with the U.S. Agency for International Development alternate service provider.

  9. Recommendation Number
    9
    Open Resolved

    The Bureau of African Affairs, in coordination with the Foreign Service Institute, should evaluate and provide resources to assist with improving communication and coordination within the Management Section and with the U.S. Agency for International Development alternate service provider.

  10. Recommendation Number
    10
    Closed Implemented

    The Bureau of African Affairs, in coordination with Embassy Juba should implement standard operating procedures for key administrative processes.

  11. Recommendation Number
    11
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Juba, in coordination with the Bureau of Global Talent Management, should update the embassy’s local compensation plan to comply with South Sudanese labor laws.

  12. Recommendation Number
    12
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Juba should complete all information systems security officer responsibilities, in accordance with Department standards.

  13. Recommendation Number
    13
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Juba should implement procedures to maintain documentation for all aspects of its computer support and operations, in accordance with Department standards.

  14. Recommendation Number
    14
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Juba should configure, monitor, and register its dedicated internet network with the Bureau of Information Resource Management.

  15. Recommendation Number
    15
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Juba should complete information technology contingency plans for the unclassified and classified networks and test the plans, in accordance with Department standards.

  16. Recommendation Number
    16
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Juba should implement standard operating procedures to manage its mobile devices and a policy on the personal use of mobile devices, in accordance with Department standards.

  17. Recommendation Number
    17
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Juba should bring the unclassified server room into compliance with Department standards.

  18. Recommendation Number
    18
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Juba should develop mail screening standard operating procedures and disseminate it to local guard and mail room staff.

  19. Recommendation Number
    19
    Closed Implemented

    The Bureau of African Affairs, in coordination with the Bureau of Administration and Embassy Juba, should take appropriate action to assist the embassy with its annual inventory and reconciliation for fiscal years 2022 and 2023.

  20. Recommendation Number
    20
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Juba should implement a records management program that complies with Department standards.

ISP-I-23-15
  1. Recommendation Number
    1
    Closed Implemented

    The U.S. Mission to the European Union, in coordination with the Bureau of Consular Affairs, should review the need for the Senior Consular Representative position and make adjustments as necessary to meet both U.S. consular policy objectives and Department standards for effective use of resources.

ISP-I-23-10
  1. Recommendation Number
    1
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Beirut, in coordination with the Bureau of Consular Affairs, should implement a plan to mitigate, to the maximum extent practicable, safety risks associated with the area outside the pedestrian gate used by consular customers, in accordance with Department guidelines.

  2. Recommendation Number
    2
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Beirut, in coordination with the Bureaus of Consular Affairs and Overseas Buildings Operations, should provide protection from the elements for consular applicants, in accordance with Department standards.

  3. Recommendation Number
    3
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Beirut, in coordination with the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, should bring its fire protection program into compliance with Department standards.

  4. Recommendation Number
    4
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Beirut, in coordination with the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, should report all unauthorized construction projects and rectify each project in accordance with Department standards.

  5. Recommendation Number
    5
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Beirut should obtain authorization from the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations to use shipping containers for permanent storage or dismantle and remove them in accordance with Department requirements.

  6. Recommendation Number
    6
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Beirut should comply with all Department Overseas Motor Vehicle Safety Management Program requirements.

  7. Recommendation Number
    7
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Beirut should bring its contracting officer’s representative program into compliance with Department standards.

  8. Recommendation Number
    8
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Beirut should enforce driver duty limits for all embassy drivers in accordance with Department guidelines.

  9. Recommendation Number
    9
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Beirut should require the Beirut Recreation Association Board of Directors to comply with Department standards and its own by-laws regarding its oversight responsibilities.

  10. Recommendation Number
    10
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Beirut should implement internal controls to ensure government resources are used in accordance with Department standards.

  11. Recommendation Number
    11
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Beirut should train locally employed information management staff in accordance with Department standards.

  12. Recommendation Number
    12
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Beirut should perform information systems security officers’ duties in accordance with Department standards.

  13. Recommendation Number
    13
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Beirut should comply with Department standards for managing its dedicated internet networks.

  14. Recommendation Number
    14
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Beirut should implement a records management program in accordance with Department standards.

  15. Recommendation Number
    15
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Beirut, in coordination with the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, should relocate stored items to climate-controlled storage outside the unclassified server room to conform to Department and Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards.

AUD-CGI-23-16
  1. Recommendation Number
    1
    Closed Implemented Significant

    OIG recommends that the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), in coordination with the Bureau of Administration, comply with Department of State guidance to address the schedule delay for New Embassy Compound Mexico City, Mexico. Specifically, OBO, in coordination with the Bureau of Administration, must (1) determine the type of delay (excusable, nonexcusable, or compensable), (2) document the delay, (3) develop the government’s position, (4) discuss the government’s position with the contractor, (5) adjust the government’s position based on the discussions with the contractor, and (6) prepare a final decision.

  2. Recommendation Number
    2
    Open Resolved

    OIG recommends that the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, working collaboratively with Caddell Construction Co, LLC, develop and implement an action plan to ensure the Project Execution Schedule meets all the purposes outlined in Contract Specification 013205, paragraph 1.4 for Contract SAQMMA17C0287, NEC Mexico City, Mexico.

  3. Recommendation Number
    3
    Closed Implemented Significant

    OIG recommends that the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), in coordination with the Bureau of Administration, evaluate and respond to the Time Impact Analysis (TIA) prepared by the contractor to determine whether a schedule extension was justified for the unilateral modification P00066 to the New Embassy Compound Mexico City, Mexico. In accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation and Department of State policy, OBO, in collaboration with the Bureau of Administration, must (1) prepare a prenegotiation memorandum and a findings of fact that include a TIA, (2) issue a decision on the prenegotiation memorandum, (3) proceed with negotiations, including discussion of the TIA, with the goal of a fair and reasonable settlement for the change, and (4) report the results of the negotiations to the Contracting Officer, including recommendations for a fair and reasonable settlement that include any schedule extensions for the change.

  4. Recommendation Number
    4
    Closed Implemented Significant

    OIG recommends that the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), in coordination with the Bureau of Administration, assess time as part of their independent government cost estimate process and evaluate and respond to the Time Impact Analysis (TIA) prepared by the contractor for all outstanding requests for proposals to the New Embassy Compound Mexico City, Mexico, project when preparing an independent government cost estimate. In accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation and Department of State policy, OBO, in collaboration with the Bureau of Administration, must (1) prepare a prenegotiation memorandum and a findings of fact that include TIAs, (2) issue a decision on the prenegotiation memorandum, (3) proceed with negotiations, including discussion of the TIAs, with the goal of a fair and reasonable settlement for the change, and (4) report the results of the negotiations to the Contracting Officer, including recommendations for a fair and reasonable settlement that include any schedule extensions for the change.

ISP-I-23-13
  1. Recommendation Number
    1
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Khartoum should document its public diplomacy grants in accordance with Department standards.

  2. Recommendation Number
    2
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Khartoum should conduct its consular fraud prevention program in accordance with Department standards.

  3. Recommendation Number
    3
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Khartoum should develop and implement a written consular training and orientation program in accordance with Department standards.

  4. Recommendation Number
    4
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Khartoum should install signage at the Consular Section’s public entrance with all information required by Department guidance.

  5. Recommendation Number
    5
    Open Resolved $50,000

    Embassy Khartoum should either implement a plan to fully use the leased facility in El Fashir, Darfur, or terminate the lease for the facility, return U.S. government assets and vehicles to the embassy and put up to $50,000 to better use.

  6. Recommendation Number
    6
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Khartoum should document all nonexpendable property transfers in accordance with Department standards.

  7. Recommendation Number
    7
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Khartoum should dismantle and remove its shipping containers and portable structures in accordance with Department requirements or obtain authorization from the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations to use them as permanent storage.

  8. Recommendation Number
    8
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Khartoum should comply with Department training standards on the use of powered industrial trucks, such as forklifts.

  9. Recommendation Number
    9
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Khartoum should comply with Department guidance on mishap reporting.

  10. Recommendation Number
    10
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Khartoum should manage its bulk fuel operation in accordance with Department standards.

  11. Recommendation Number
    11
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Khartoum should use the Integrated Logistics Management System to track all uniforms and personal protective equipment in accordance with Department standards.

  12. Recommendation Number
    12
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Khartoum should complete all information systems security officer responsibilities in accordance with Department standards.

  13. Recommendation Number
    13
    Closed Implemented

    Embassy Khartoum should register its dedicated internet networks with the Bureau of Information Resource Management.

  14. Recommendation Number
    14
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Khartoum should implement steps to secure and monitor its dedicated internet networks.

  15. Recommendation Number
    15
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Khartoum should complete information technology contingency plans for the unclassified and classified networks and test the plans in accordance with Department standards.

  16. Recommendation Number
    16
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Khartoum should develop an acquisition plan for its information technology needs in accordance with Department standards.

  17. Recommendation Number
    17
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Khartoum should implement standard operating procedures for managing and tracking mobile devices as required by Department standards.

  18. Recommendation Number
    18
    Open Resolved

    Embassy Khartoum should implement a records management program that complies with Department standards.

6609 recommendations in total