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amended), OIG directed and monitored the following financial statement audits:

• 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-14-01) • Independent Auditor’s Report on the U.S. Department of State 2013 and 2012 Special-Purpose Financial Statements (AUD-FM-14-09) • Independent Auditor’s Report on the U.S. Department of State 2013 and 2012 Financial Statements (AUD-FM-14-10) • Management Letter Related to the Audit of the Department of State 2013 and 2012 Financial Statements (AUD-FM-14-11)

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In compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA) (44 U.S.C.

§ 3545), OIG issued the following reports:

• Audit of Department of State Information Security Program (AUD-IT-14-03) • Audit of the Broadcasting Board of Governors Information Security Program (AUD-IT-IB-14-02)


During this reporting period, OIG made its reports available to the media and other interested parties both directly and online through regular postings on its public Web site (oig.state.gov) and via Twitter.

OIG continues to improve its Web sites. Work is underway to update the external site’s style and format as it migrates to a more dynamic, open-source contentmanagement system. New features include the addition of a live Twitter feed on the homepage, as well as a “New at OIG” page highlighting the office’s latest published work.

These OIG reports drew the greatest number of media inquiries and subsequent

articles or postings during the reporting period:

• Keystone XL Pipeline Project Compliance Follow-up Review: The Department of State’s Choice of ERM, Inc., To Assist in Preparing the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (AUD-SI-14-20) • Management Alert: OIG Findings of Significant and Recurring Weaknesses in the Department of State Information System Security Program (MA-A-0001) 74 • Inspection of the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (ISP-I-14-01) • Independent Auditor’s Report on the U.S. Department of State 2013 and 2012 Financial Statements (AUD-FM-14-10) Foreign Delegations OIG regularly meets with officials from around the world to discuss a range of issues related to government oversight. During the reporting period, senior OIG staff met with a delegation from Cameroon’s State Audits team. The visitors were on a multi-country tour to learn ways to prevent fraud and misuse of public funds. The discussion focused on workplace ethics and ideas for training, as well as OIG’s legal framework for oversight.

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