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In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Civil Aviation Security Program to determine the effectiveness of FAA inspection efforts to identify and rectify domestic security deficiencies.

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Recommendations for Executive Action

Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Department of Transportation The Secretary of Transportation should direct the Administrator, FAA, to develop appropriate testing and verification procedures to determine the adequacy of key security features, such as lock-and-key controls and personnel and vehicle identification systems.
Closed - Implemented

Recommendation status is Closed - Implemented.

FAA issued an order in fiscal year 1988.
Department of Transportation The Secretary of Transportation should direct the Administrator, FAA, to issue clear instructions to inspectors on the use of these procedures during the inspection process.
Closed - Implemented

Recommendation status is Closed - Implemented.

Testing and verification procedures were issued. Inspector training has been initiated.
Department of Transportation The Secretary of Transportation should direct the Administrator, FAA, to incorporate these procedures and associated instructions into the inspectors' formal training curriculum to ensure that they are adequately trained in the inspection process to be followed.
Closed - Implemented

Recommendation status is Closed - Implemented.

Guidance was developed and incorporated in vehicle identification systems and formal training was initiated.

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