This report assesses efforts undertaken by the Office of State and Local Government Coordination & Preparedness to develop, plan, coordinate, and conduct the TOPOFF 3 homeland security readiness & response exercise.
In prior reports, GAO has made numerous recommendations designed to strengthen aviation security, to include passenger and checked baggage screening operations. TSA generally agreed with our recommendations and is taking actions to implement them.
TSA has taken steps to strengthen key areas of aviation security for which it has regulatory and oversight responsibility, including domestic air cargo security, but faces challenges related to oversight and performance measurement.
CBP has not yet put key controls in place to provide reasonable assurance that ATS(Automated Targeting System) is effective at targeting oceangoing cargo containers with the highest risk of containing smuggled weapons of mass destruction.
"The July 2005 bombing attacks on London's subway system dramatically revealed the vulnerability of passenger rail systems worldwide to terrorist attacks and demonstrated the need for an increased focus on security for these systems."
The President directed the establishment of a governmentwide standard-Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201-for secure and reliable forms of ID based on "smart cards" that use integrated circuit chips to store and process data...
By congressional mandate, GAO reviewed the program to determine: (1) the operational needs that ASI was intended to address & DHS's plans for ASI; (2) the steps that DHS had taken to ensure that ASI was aligned with the department's enterprise architectur