GAO Report Targets TSA’s Ability to Keep Up with Tech Changes

A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released this month indicated that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) needs to grant additional focus on updating detection technology already sent to airports for use. The report, called for through the TSA Modernization Act, addressed how TSA operationalizes detection standards, the extent to which TSA considers risk when making technology deployment decisions, and the extent to which TSA ensures technologies continue to meet detection requirements after deployed to airports.

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DHS Inspector General Issues Report on Efforts to Address Internal Opioid Use

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General (IG) has issued a report analyzing how Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the Secret Service have dealt with opioid use in the midst of a national opioid epidemic. The report issued in November assesses how the components have addressed both legal and illegal opioid use.

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Annual Department of Energy Cybersecurity Assessment Finds Additional Protections Needed

The Department of Energy Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a report detailing the department’s improvements and opportunity areas for FY2019. The report is required annually per the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014, which calls upon the OIG to assess if the unclassified DOE cybersecurity program is adequately protecting its data and information systems. While the office saw some progress, more must be done to ensure satisfactory security.

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