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Customs and Border Protection: Innovation Team Has Opportunities to Mature Operations and Improve Performance

GAO-22-105984
Sep 29, 2022
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3 Open Recommendations
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United States Customs and Border Protection The CBP Commissioner should ensure INVNT leadership develops performance goals and measures clearly derived from INVNT's strategic goals, including its goal to rapidly transition capabilities to long-term owners. (Recommendation 1)
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United States Customs and Border Protection The CBP Commissioner should ensure INVNT leadership updates and finalizes its draft operating procedure to establish how operator hubs and INVNT leadership should work with one another. (Recommendation 2)
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United States Customs and Border Protection The CBP Commissioner should ensure INVNT leadership consistently documents formal transition partner agreements. (Recommendation 3)
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Southwest Border: CBP Oversees Short-Term Custody Standards, but Border Patrol Could Better Monitor Care of At-Risk Individuals

GAO-22-105321
Sep 28, 2022
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U.S. Border Patrol The Chief of the Border Patrol should develop and implement a mechanism to monitor the agency's compliance with welfare check requirements for certain at-risk individuals in custody (Recommendation 1).
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Coast Guard: Additional Actions Needed to Improve Tsunami Emergency Planning in the Pacific Northwest

GAO-22-105220
Sep 07, 2022
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United States Coast Guard The Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard should ensure that coastal units in the Pacific Northwest develop location-specific evacuation plans. (Recommendation 1)
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United States Coast Guard The Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard should ensure that coastal units in the Pacific Northwest are provided with tsunami evacuation planning guidance that includes protocols for personnel and dependents. (Recommendation 2)
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United States Coast Guard The Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard should ensure that coastal units in the Pacific Northwest assess the feasibility of their tsunami evacuation plans through regular exercises that provide participation opportunities for Coast Guard personnel and dependents. (Recommendation 3)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Maritime Cargo Security: CBP Should Provide Additional Guidance for Certain Non-Containerized Cargo Inspections

GAO-22-104210
Jul 22, 2022
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2 Open Recommendations
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United States Customs and Border Protection The Commissioner of CBP should identify additional actions that CBP personnel at seaports should take to address the risks of crated break bulk cargo. (Recommendation 1)
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United States Customs and Border Protection The Commissioner of CBP should update national maritime cargo processing guidance to reflect the identified actions that CBP personnel at seaports should take to address crated cargo risks. (Recommendation 2)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
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