Podcast on Security of Diplomatic Residences

GAO Podcast IconSince the 1998 terrorist bombings in East Africa, U.S. diplomatic personnel abroad have faced increasing threats to their safety and security. The State Department is trying to address such concerns not only at embassies and consulates, but also at diplomatic residences, schools, and other such places.

Listen to Michael Courts, a director in GAO’s International Affairs and Trade team, discuss what his team found in its review of the State Department’s efforts to assess and manage risks at these locations.

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