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DHS' Progress in Addressing Technical Security Challenges at Washington Dulles International Airport (Redacted)   [open pdf - 970KB]

"This report addresses DHS' progress in strengthening technical and information security policies and procedures at Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia. It is based on interviews with employees and officials of relevant agencies and institutions, direct observations, and a review of applicable documents. […] We initiated a program to determine the extent to which critical Department of Homeland Security sites comply with the department's technical and information security policies and procedures. In January 2007, we reported that information technology security controls implemented by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Transportation Security Administration at Washington Dulles International Airport had deficiencies that, if exploited, could result in the loss of confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the automated systems used to perform their mission-critical activities. We also identified actions that these components could take to improve information technology security. We conducted a follow-up evaluation to determine whether corrective actions for the reported weaknesses had been implemented, and whether those actions comply with the department's and components' technical and information security policies and procedures. We performed onsite verification of the corrective actions, interviewed department staff, and conducted technical tests of internal controls. The department has made significant progress in improving technical security for information technology assets at Dulles. However, further work is needed to comply with government policies and procedures."

Report Number:
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Report No. OIG-09-66
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Date:
2009-05
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General: http://www.dhs.gov/oig/
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pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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