OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL Inspec on Report Physical Security in the Farm Credit Administra on's Dallas Field Oﬃce I‐18‐02 Inspector Tori Kaufman Sonya Cerne Issued April 19, 2018 FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION OBJECTIVE Physical security controls safeguard FCA employees and The objective of the inspection was assets. Physical security is unique in different locations and to determine the effectiveness of buildings, and the strongest controls cannot eliminate controls related to physical security security risks. However, strong controls and preparedness in the Dallas field office. can improve overall security. For this inspection, we reviewed the Dallas field office. Our review focused on BACKGROUND controls in the following areas: The Farm Credit Administration • Access, (FCA or Agency) is an independent • Computers and other equipment, Federal agency responsible for • Emergency preparedness, and regulating, examining, and • Personnel records. supervising the Farm Credit System and the Federal Agricultural To test physical security controls, we performed Mortgage Corporation. The walkthroughs and surveyed selected employees. We mission of the Agency is to ensure developed a checklist to test controls in each area. Because a safe, sound, and dependable each field office is unique, this checklist served as a source of credit and related framework to identify areas for improvement. services for all creditworthy and eligible persons in agriculture and To accomplish our objective, we also reviewed laws, rural America. regulations, policies, and procedures; interviewed Agency FCA employees are critical to personnel; and reviewed prior reviews related to our achieving its mission, and the objective. This inspection was performed in accordance with Agency identifies its people as a the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and strategic priority. A critical aspect Efficiency’s Quality Standards for Inspection and Evaluation. of this priority is physical security for employees and offices. FCA has We found controls were in place and generally effective. its headquarters and a field office However, we identified opportunities to further improve in McLean, Virginia. The Agency physical security in the Dallas field office. The Agency also has four field offices in initiated corrective actions based on this review and agreed- Bloomington, Minnesota; Dallas, upon actions in physical security inspections conducted Texas; Denver, Colorado; and during 2017. Therefore, we are not making any Sacramento, California. recommendations in this report. The Farm Credit System Building This report contains sensitive information about FCA and Association (FCSBA) leases the potential vulnerabilities that could be used against the office space for FCA field offices. Agency; therefore, we are not releasing it publicly. FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL Report Fraud, Waste, Abuse, Mismanagement Phone: Toll Free (800) 437-7322; (703) 883-4316 Fax: (703) 883-4059 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Mail: Farm Credit Administration Office of Inspector General 1501 Farm Credit Drive McLean, VA 22102
Physical Security in the Farm Credit Administration's Dallas Field Office
Published by the Farm Credit Administration, Office of Inspector General on 2018-04-19.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)