Personal Protective Services (WPPS II) Audits Cancelled by State/OIG

in August 2009 due to insufficient documentation
The OIG office had just released its August 2009 Memorandum Report on the Preliminary Review of the Second Worldwide Personal Protective Services (WPPS II) Contract Task Orders (MERO-A-09-12). The memo informs Administration (A) , Diplomatic Security (DS), the regional bureau, Near Eastern Affairs (NEA) with courtesy copy to Management (M) of the audit cancellation of the WPPS II contracts due to “insufficient documentation.”  See excerpt below:  

 The Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security contracts with Triple Canopy, the U.S. Training Center (formerly Blackwater), and DynCorp for personal protective services around the world, including Jerusalem, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
OIG’s review of Triple Canopy, Blackwater, and Dyncorp contract TOs found insufficient documentation to meet the objectives of the audits. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 4.805 requires contract files listed in FAR 4.803 to be retained for a minimum of six years and three months after the disbursement of the final payment on the contract.
OIG requested 34 contract and procurement documents for each TO. The table below depicts the number of documents provided for review and the number not available for review.

Based on DIG’s receiving insufficient documentation during its preliminary review of the Office of Acquisition Management, DIG is cancelling the following previously announced audits immediately:  
  • Audit of Contract Administration of the U.S. Training Center (USTC) Second Worldwide Personal Protective Services (WPPS II) Contract in Afghanistan, Task Order 004, under Contract Number S-AQM-PD-05-D-1098; 
  • Audit of Contract Administration of the DynCorp Second Worldwide Protective Services (WPPS II) Contract in Iraq, Task Order 009, under Contract Number S-AQM-PD-05-D1099; 
  • Audit of Contract Administration of the Triple Canopy Second Worldwide Personal Protective Services (WPPS II) Contract in Jerusalem, Task Order 002, under Contract Number S-AQM-PD-05-D-11 00; 
  • Audit of Contract Administration of the Triple Canopy Second Worldwide Personal Protective Services Contract in Iraq, Task Order 007, under Contract Number S-AQM-PD05-D-1100.
Whoops! Where did the documents go?  Active links added above, btw.

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