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National Mall:
Actions Needed to Better Manage Physical Security Risks

GAO-17-679, Published: Jul 27, 2017. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 2017.

Recommendations

Recommendations for Executive Action

  1. Recommendation: The Secretary of the Interior should direct the Director of the National Park Service to direct the U.S. Park Police to ensure that performance measures linked to program goals are included as part of its updated strategic plan and direct it to develop a timeline for completion of this plan.
  2. Agency Affected: Department of the Interior
  3. Status: Open
  4. Comments: Interior concurred with this recommendation and said it would take steps to implement it. When we confirm what actions Interior has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

  1. Recommendation: The Secretary of the Interior should direct the Director of the National Park Service to direct the U.S. Park Police to seek additional input from federal entities with expertise regarding ways to enhance testing of its physical security program.
  2. Agency Affected: Department of the Interior
  3. Status: Open
  4. Comments: Interior concurred with this recommendation and said it would take steps to implement it. When we confirm what actions Interior has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

  1. Recommendation: The Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution should direct the Office of Protection Services to develop program goals and ensure that performance measures linked to those goals are included as part of the strategic plan for security and develop a timeline for completion of this plan.
  2. Agency Affected: Smithsonian Institution
  3. Status: Open
  4. Comments: The Smithsonian concurred with this recommendation and said it would take steps to implement it. When we confirm what actions the Smithsonian has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

  1. Recommendation: The Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution should direct the Office of Protection Services to seek additional input from federal entities with expertise regarding ways to enhance testing of the physical security program.
  2. Agency Affected: Smithsonian Institution
  3. Status: Open
  4. Comments: The Smithsonian concurred with this recommendation and said it would take steps to implement it. When we confirm what actions the Smithsonian has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

  1. Recommendation: The Director of the National Gallery of Art should direct the Office of Protection Services to develop a process for documenting risk management decisions.
  2. Agency Affected: National Gallery of Art
  3. Status: Open
  4. Comments: The National Gallery concurred with this recommendation and said it would take steps to implement it. When we confirm what actions the National Gallery has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

  1. Recommendation: The Director of the National Gallery of Art should direct the Office of Protection Services to ensure that program goals and performance measures linked to those goals are included as part of the master security plan and develop a timeline for completion of this plan.
  2. Agency Affected: National Gallery of Art
  3. Status: Open
  4. Comments: The National Gallery concurred with this recommendation and said it would take steps to implement it. When we confirm what actions the National Gallery has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

  1. Recommendation: The Director of the National Gallery of Art should direct the Office of Protection Services to seek additional input from federal entities with expertise regarding ways to enhance testing of the physical security program.
  2. Agency Affected: National Gallery of Art
  3. Status: Open
  4. Comments: The National Gallery concurred with this recommendation and said it would take steps to implement it. When we confirm what actions the National Gallery has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.