GAO Reports on TWIC Challenges

Monday, December 14, 2009

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued its report on challenges relating to the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program. Issuance of TWICs to maritime workers was delayed, but is now largely completed. A significant source of delay was the power failure at the government facility processing TWIC data. Full recovery from that incident pends and the cost is estimated at $26m. Development of the electronic card reader faces challenges due to inadequate planning. GAO-10-43 (12/10/09).

(Source: Bryant’s Maritime News)

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