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Cablegate: Follow-On Compliance Response - Oig Inspection Caracas,

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SUBJECT: FOLLOW-ON COMPLIANCE RESPONSE - OIG INSPECTION CARACAS,
VENEZUELA; REPORT NO. ISP-S-07-28A

REF: STATE 30638; 09 CARACAS 1411

1.(SBU) Per REFTEL one of the 11 recommendations issued in the
subject report is listed below with an updated summary of the
compliance responses.

2.(SBU) Recommendation 1. Embassy Caracas, in coordination with
the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, should replace the
damaged forced-entry, ballistic resistant windows in Embassy
Caracas's service entrance compound access control facility as
required by Department regulations. (Action: Embassy Caracas, in
coordination with OBO.)

3.(SBU) Response: In January 2009 an initial OBO survey was
completed and again in August 2009. In September 2009 OBO awarded
the contract to CTSH and post is awaiting the design team's
installation plan and 2010 timeline for scheduling Caracas for an
OBO FE/BR team visit to install the new windows and doors that will
provide 15-minute forced-entry, ballistic resistant protection in
the service entrance compound access control facility as well as
numerous other door and window locations throughout the Chancery
compound. Post is waiting on delivery of the shipment of all the
fabricated doors and windows to schedule the visit of the
installation team. This items is still pending.

4.(U) POC for this matter is RSO Wendy Bashnan, IVG: 643-8403, or
by email: BashanWA@state.gov.
DUDDY

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