Homeland Security Watch

News and analysis of critical issues in homeland security

July 26, 2006

DHS IG report on point-of-entry procedures

Filed under: Border Security — by Christian Beckner on July 26, 2006

The DHS Inspector General released a redacted version of a report entitled “Review of CBP Actions Taken to Intercept Suspected Terrorists at U.S. Points of Entry.” It tells the story of an inspection regime that is not yet able to fully leverage the significant investments in improved systems and databases over the past few years, because of mundane issues like the lack of security clearances for frontline CBP officials and inconsistent procedures for reporting suspicious incidents.

The IG makes the following recommendations for improving the point-of-entry processes:

  • Expand a biometric information collection program to include volunteers who would not normally provide this information when entering the United States;
  • Authorize POE supervisors limited discretion to make more timely admissibility determinations;
  • Review port of entry staffing models to ensure the current workforce is able to perform the entire range of CBP mission;
  • Establish a policy for more consistent reporting to intelligence agencies the details gathered during secondary interviews;
  • Ensure all counterterrorism personnel at POEs are granted an appropriate security clearance.

These are all low-cost, high-value recommendations; diligent efforts to address them would be time well spent.

Share and Enjoy:
  • Digg
  • Reddit
  • Facebook
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Google Bookmarks
  • email
  • Print
  • LinkedIn


Trackback by recruiter training

November 25, 2007 @ 3:24 am

recruiter training…

The resourceful thing to do is to do your research conscientiously….

Trackback by Arkansas newspapers directory

July 12, 2008 @ 1:18 pm

Arkansas newspapers directory…

[…] that determine overall satisfaction (listed in order of importance): functionality, ease of use and results. Google follows Dogpile in the rankings with a score of 794, while Ask.com follows Google, earning a score of 784.” Of […]…

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>