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GAO: DHS Transportation Security Strategy Needs Better Alignment With Other Plans

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Department of Homeland Security's national strategy for transportation security conflicts with other federal documents, and thus does not generally guide the federal government's related efforts.

DHS' 2018 National Strategy for Transportation Security, developed under the department's Transportation Security Administration, has exhibited redundancy and contradiction with oversight from other transportation programs, GAO said Tuesday.

The strategy conflicts with other transportation-related guidance efforts such as the National Strategy for Aviation Security.

Federal agencies have not used the TSA-made transportation security strategy to run programs, but only for 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.

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