CBP's Container Security Initiative Has Proactive Management and Oversight but Future Direction Is Uncertain (Letter Report)

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General (OIG) initiated an audit to determine the efficacy of Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) management and oversight of the Container Security Initiative (CSI) to achieve its mission to identify and inspect high-risk cargo at foreign ports. CBP established CSI in 2002 as part of its layered security approach centered on advanced intelligence, effective inspections, a secure port environment, and international screening of cargo to manage the large volume of trade to the United States. The report concludes that CBP uses proactive management and oversight processes through CSI to identify and inspect high-risk cargo at foreign ports. But, the CSI Strategic Plan does not address how the program integrates with other international maritime cargo security programs within the layered security strategy.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 14p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01152584
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OIG-10-52
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 26 2010 2:55PM