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Corporate Author United States. Government Accountability Office.

Title Supply chain security [electronic resource] : feasibility and cost-benefit analysis would assist DHS and Congress in assessing and implementing the requirement to scan 100 percent of U.S.-bound containers.

Imprint [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, [2009]

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  GA 1.13:GAO-10-12    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (ii, 65 p.) : ill., map
Note Title from cover screen (GAO, viewed Dec. 3, 2009).
"October 2009."
Summary U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for, among other things, the security of cargo containers shipped to the United States. In fiscal year 2008, 611 ports shipped a total of 9.8 million containers to the country. The 9/11 Commission Act (9/11 Act) requires 100 percent of U.S.-bound cargo containers to be scanned by 2012, and CBP has begun implementing the Secure Freight Initiative (SFI) to address this requirement. GAO was requested to assess CBP's efforts to implement the 9/11 Act requirement. This report addresses (1) CBP's progress at the initial ports participating in the SFI program, (2) CBP plans to implement SFI, (3) the extent to which CBP has estimated costs and conducted a cost-benefit analysis of 100 percent scanning, and (4) any challenges to integrating 100 percent scanning with existing container security programs. GAO reviewed operating procedures for the SFI ports and analyzed cost data. GAO also visited six of the seven original SFI ports and spoke to officials from CBP, foreign governments, and private industry. GAO recommends CBP complete a feasibility analysis, cost estimates, and a cost-benefit analysis, and provide these results to Congress. DHS partially agreed. It stated it has published reports addressing most of the recommendations, but GAO analysis revealed that these reports did not fully satisfy the recommendations' intent.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note "GAO-10-12."
Subject U.S. Customs and Border Protection -- Rules and practice.
Containerization -- Security measures -- United States.
Customs inspection -- United States.
Harbors -- Security measures -- United States -- Evaluation.
Ports of entry -- Security measures -- United States -- Evaluation.
Container ships -- Security measures -- United States -- Evaluation.
Shipping -- Security measures -- United States -- Evaluation.
Terrorism -- United States -- Prevention.
Added Title Supply chain security : feasibility and cost benefit analysis would assist Department of Homeland Security and Congress in assessing and implementing the requirement to scan one hundred percent of United States bound containers
Feasibility and cost-benefit analysis would assist DHS and Congress in assessing and implementing the requirement to scan 100 percent of U.S.-bound containers
Gpo Item No. 0546-D (online)
Sudoc No. GA 1.13:GAO-10-12

 
    
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