Ability to Communicate with Federal Air Marshals While in Mission Status (Unclassified Summary)   [open pdf - 628KB]

This Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) unclassified summary "addresses the effectiveness of the Transportation Security Administration's dissemination of intelligence and situational and awareness information to Federal Air Marshals, while in mission status, to include when they are in-flight. It is based on interviews with employees and officials of relevant agencies and institutions, direct observations, and a review of applicable documents." The audit objectives "were to determine whether: (1) the Federal Air Marshal Service provides Federal Air Marshals with timely and accurate intelligence and situational awareness information when they are preparing for or are in mission status, and (2) the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was maximizing its communication capabilities to ensure that Federal Air Marshals who are in mission status can receive and send time-sensitive, mission-related information through secure communication while in flight."

Report Number:
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Report No. OIG-11-19
Public Domain
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United States Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General: http://www.dhs.gov/xoig/
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