GAO Report on CBP and TSA Passenger Prescreening Pilot Programs

Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 07051764 (posted May. 17, 2007)"

This GAO report focuses on certain elements of DHS’s airline passenger prescreening process and the actions that the agency plans to take to strengthen prescreening procedures. It addresses the Immigration Advisory Program, a CBP pilot program in which CBP officers personally interview “high-risk” passengers overseas and evaluate the authenticity and completeness of their travel documents. It also addresses Secure Flight, a domestic prescreening program being developed by the TSA. In addition, the report expresses concern that CBP’s current prescreening process allows passenger information to be used in multiple screening procedures and transferred among CBP prescreening systems in ways that are not fully explained in CBP’s privacy disclosures.
 
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