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GAO Provides 26 Recommendations to Boost DHS Operations

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The Government Accountability Office has listed 26 recommendations to help the Department of Homeland Security boost government operations save costs and address high-risk concerns.

The recommendations include the procurement of an electronic health records tool for the U.S. Coast Guard, adoption of a cybersecurity platform from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and cost analysis for future southwest border segments, GAO said on April 19.

Additionally, the Transportation Security Administration has decreased the funds for the Behavior Detection Program as part of GAO’s recommendations to validate supporting proofs on the utilization of behavioral indicators for threat detection.

GAO noted that DHS has implemented four of the recommendations in the list to update the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services as well as the U.S. Border Patrol’s operations.