U.S. GAO report: ‘DHS Progress and Challenges in Key Areas of Port Security’

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Ports, waterways, and vessels handle more than $700 billion in merchandise annually. An attack on this system could have a widespread impact on global trade and the economy. Within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), component agencies have responsibility for securing the maritime environment. The U.S. GAO report titled ‘DHS Progress and Challenges in Key Areas of Port Security’(July 21, 2010) discusses DHS and its component agencies’ progress, and challenges regarding port security. Of particular interest is the work to establish a program to scan U.S.-bound cargo containers.

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