The Government Accountability Office has found that theÂ Department of Homeland Security’s national strategy for transportation security conflicts with other federalÂ documents, and thus does not generally guide the federal government’s related efforts.
DHS’Â 2018 National Strategy for Transportation Security, developed under the department’sÂ Transportation Security Administration, has exhibitedÂ redundancy and contradiction with oversight from other transportation programs, GAO said Tuesday.
The strategy conflicts with otherÂ transportation-related guidance efforts such as theÂ National Strategy for Aviation Security.
Federal agencies have not used the TSA-made transportation security strategy to run programs, but only forÂ coordination and reference. TSA develops the strategy in accordance with congressional orders.
GAO recommends DHS to work with the Department of Transportation to spread awareness on the strategy’s alignment with related plans for federal program guidance.