GAO: Challenges for Container Inspection

Thursday, April 01, 2004
The General Accounting Office (GAO) released its testimony to Congress on challenges faced in targeting oceangoing containers for inspection. The report indicates there are problems with both planning and execution of the targeting program of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The current strategy neither incorporates all key elements of a risk management framework nor is it entirely consistent with recognized modeling practices. Records maintained by field units are inadequate to demonstrate that the program is executed as planned. Safety questions have also not been adequately addressed. GAO-04-557T (HK Law).

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