Audit of State Dept.'s 'High Threat Level Posts' Finds 'Common' Security Deficiencies
12:32 PM, Jul 15, 2013 • By JERYL BIER
Nine months after the terror attacks at a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, an audit of five "selected high threat level posts" of the State Department by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) reveals cause for concern. The report found that the facilities in question failed to comply with current security standards and that "common physical and procedural security deficiencies" were found [emphasis added]:
In one case, an increase in personnel actually had a detrimental effect on the implementation of the security plan for the post:
The full report is not yet posted, and the summary does not reveal the location of the five posts under review. Of the 24 recommendations made in the report to correct deficiencies, ten are closed or resolved, but fourteen remain "unresolved and require further management action before they can be resolved and closed."
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