Department of Homeland Security Progress in Implementing 9/11 Commission Recommendations [July 2010 Update]   [open pdf - 168KB]

This progress update describes the advances made by the Department of Homeland Security in implementing the recommendations made by the 9/11 Commission in "Guarding against Terrorism and Ensuring Transportation Security," "Securing our Borders," "Strengthening Preparedness Efforts," "Protecting Privacy and Civil Liberties," and "Improving Collaboration and Information Sharing." Updates are made on the progress of the following recommendations: Develop a risk-based plan for transportation security; Improve airline passenger pre-screening; Improve checked bag and cargo screening; vigorously track and disrupt terrorist financing; Standardize secure identification; Integrate border security into larger network of screening points that includes the transportation system and access to vital facilities; Allocate homeland security funds based on risk; Improve interoperable communications at all levels of government; Establish a unified incident command system; Prioritize private sector preparedness; Assess critical infrastructure and readiness; Safeguard individual privacy when sharing information; Maintain civil liberties while protecting security; and Provide incentives for information sharing.

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