Border Security Actions Needed to Strengthen Performance Management and Planning for Expansion of DHS's Visa Security Program, Report to Congressional Requesters [open pdf - 150KB]
"In response to congressional concerns about potential vulnerabilities in the visa issuance process, ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) implemented VSP (Visa Security Program) in 2003, which deploys officials to certain U.S. posts overseas to review visa applications, train consular officers, and conduct related investigations. ICE had expanded VSP operations to 32 posts, as of 2017. GAO (Government Accountability Office) was asked to review VSP. This report examines the extent to which: (1) VSP has contributed to the visa adjudication process, (2) ICE has implemented a system to assess VSP performance, and (3) ICE has identified and evaluated options to expand VSP to additional posts."
Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/