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GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) domestic civil aviation security program.

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Recommendations for Executive Action

Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Department of Transportation 1. The Secretary of Transportation should direct FAA to require air carrier and airport officials to inventory identification badges.
Closed - Implemented
Corrective actions included an amendment to the Air Carrier Standard Security Program and rulemaking process.
Department of Transportation 2. The Secretary of Transportation should direct FAA to ensure that appropriate controls over identification systems are implemented where needed.
Closed - Implemented
Action was taken as indicated by development of procedures distributed to airport operators and carriers for comment and initiation of the rulemaking process. Completed with rulemaking process.
Department of Transportation 3. The Secretary of Transportation should direct FAA to reemphasize the responsibility of aviation employees to challenge unauthorized persons and to properly display employee identification badges.
Closed - Implemented
Action was taken as indicated by development of procedures distributed to airport operators and carriers for comment and initiation of the rulemaking process. Completed with rulemaking process.

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