The AP reports DHS has completed half of the nearly 1,500 recommendations made by federal auditors since it was organized in 2003.
Dodaro told the committee there are still gaps, including the lack of a biometric exit system and enhanced explosive detection technology for checked baggage at airports. The U.S. still does not have a system to know who is leaving the country either.
“The bottom line of our report is a lot of progress has been made since 9/11,” Dodaro said, according to the AP. “But there is work remaining to address gaps and weaknesses that will enable DHS to reach its full potential.”
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