DHS' Plan for Implementing Secure Systems of Transportation   [open pdf - 436KB]

"This is one of a series of audit, inspection, and special reports prepared as part of our oversight responsibilities to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness within the Department. This report addresses the status of DHS' plan to secure systems of transportation as required by the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2004. It is based on interviews with employees and officials of relevant agencies and institutions, direct observations, and a review of applicable documents. It is our hope that this report will result in more effective, efficient, and economical operations. […] Pursuant to the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2004,the Department of Homeland Security must submit to Congress a plan for implementing secure systems of transportation by February 2005. The Act also required DHS to: analyze the resources necessary to conduct validations of trade partners; track containers entering the United States; develop international standards; and collect user fees. The Coast Guard Act also required us to report on the progress made by the department in implementing the plan. The department issued its Report to Congress on Secure Systems of Transportation on September 6, 2007, 2 1/2 years after the due date. By this time, the plan had been superseded by the passage of the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006. Although broader in scope, the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 repeated and clarified the requirements of the Coast Guard Act. Although the department issued the plan late, it proceeded with the implementation of the programs and systems to secure systems of transportation."

Report Number:
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Report No. OIG-09-03
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States Department of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/
Media Type:
Help with citations