Audit of USAID/West Bank and Gaza's Partner Vetting and Geo-Management Information Systems

Audit Report
Report Number
6-294-14-007-P

This report is no longer considered Sensitive But Unclassified.

Recommendations

Recommendation 1

USAID/West Bank and Gaza implement written risk assessment procedures documenting roles and responsibilities of mission staff, and periodic review for the Geo-Management Information System in accordance with National Institute for Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-53.

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Recommendation 2

USAID/West Banks and Gaza document a risk assessment of the Geo-Management Information System in accordance with federal information processing standard 199 and National Institute for Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-30, and categorize the system as low-, moderate-, or high-risk.

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Recommendation 3

USAID/Office of Security implement procedures to conduct and document periodic risk assessments for the Partner Vetting System Nongovernmental Organization Portal to comply with the guidance of National Institute for Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-53.

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Recommendation 4

USAID/West Bank and Gaza prepare a written security assessment of the Geo-Management Information System in accordance with National Institute for Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-53.

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Recommendation 5

Based on the results of the security assessment, we recommend that USAID/West Bank and Gaza document its plan of action and milestones for the Geo-Management Information System in accordance with National Institute for Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-53.

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Recommendation 6

USAID/Office of Security update the Partner
Vetting System Nongovernmental Portal plan of action and milestones to include estimated completion dates for its established milestones.

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Recommendation 7

Once the estimated completion dates are in the Partner Vetting System Nongovernmental Portal's plan of action and milestones, we recommend that
USAID/Office of Security conduct periodic reviews and document updates of actions taken to address any security control weaknesses by the completion dates.

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Recommendation 8

USAID/West Bank and Gaza obtain a certified authorization to operate the Geo-Management Information System from the Agency's Chief Information Security Officer in accordance with Automated Directives System 545.

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Recommendation 9

USAID/West Bank and Gaza implement a security plan in accordance with National Institute for Standards and Technology Special Publications 800-53 and 800-18 for the Geo-Management Information System.

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Recommendation 10

USAID/West Bank and Gaza implement comprehensive contingency plan procedures in accordance with National Institute for Standards and Technology Special Publications 800-53 and 800-34 for its information systems including the Geo-Management Information System.

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Recommendation 11

Upon completion of the Geo-Management Information System contingency plan, we recommend that USAID/West Bank and Gaza implement procedures to test its plan annually and update the contingency plan as needed based on the results.

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Recommendation 12

USAID/Office of Security review the Partner
Vetting System Nongovernmental Organization Portal contingency plan and make corrections as necessary in accordance with National Institute for Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-53.

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Recommendation 13

USAID/Office of Security complete its annual testing of the Partner Vetting System and the Partner Vetting System Nongovernmental Organization Portal, and update the contingency plans based on the results.

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Recommendation 14

USAID/West Bank and Gaza coordinate with USAID/Office of Security to identify an alternate processing site for the Partner Vetting System Nongovernmental Organization Portal and incorporate the site into its contingency plan.

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Recommendation 15

USAID/West Bank and Gaza include recovery of the information systems once normal operations return in its Geo-Management Information System contingency plan.

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Recommendation 16

USAID/West Bank and Gaza modify the Geo-Management Information System to include a transaction recovery system, such as transaction rollback or transaction journaling, to assist in the recovery of the database in the event of a failure, as required by National Institute for Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-53.

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Recommendation 17

USAID/West Bank and Gaza modify its Geo-Management Information System access control procedures and include the topics required by National Institute for Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-53.

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Recommendation 18

USAID/West Bank and Gaza implement procedures defining and requiring periodic review of user accounts and roles, and deactivating invalid user accounts within the Geo-Management Information System, Partner Vetting System, and Partner Vetting System Nongovernmental Organization
Portal as required by National Institute for Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-53.

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Recommendation 19

USAID/Office of Security incorporate audit trails for creation of user accounts, last user log-ons, role modifications, and disabling of user accounts to the Partner Vetting System as required by National Institute for Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-53, and give USAID/West Bank and Gaza access to the audit trails.

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Recommendation 20

USAID/West Bank and Gaza incorporate audit trails for creation of user accounts, last user log-ons, role modifications, and disabling of user accounts to the Geo-Management Information System as required by National Institute for Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-53.

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