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Saturday, January 24, 2015

2015. Deletion of material in a new Office of Inspector General (OIG) report.





IG Protests TSA’s Edits of Audit Report

Inspector General John Roth of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has protested actions by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials requiring the deletion of material in a new Office of Inspector General (OIG) report. During their review of the OIG’s Audit of Security Controls for DHS Information Technology Systems at John F. Kennedy International Airport, TSA officials classified sections of the report as Sensitive Security Information (SSI). By law, material labeled by TSA as SSI cannot be included in a public report.

Roth, who termed the TSA action an abuse of the SSI classification, reluctantly issued a redacted version to the public. But he has furnished a full, unedited report to congressional committees with oversight over TSA. The report contains findings and recommendations for improving the security of TSA systems at the airport.

“Over-classification is the enemy of good government. SSI markings should be used only to protect transportation security, rather than, as I fear occurred here, to allow government program officials ...read more 

Read Report- OIG-15-18, “Audit of Security Controls for DHS Information Technology Systems at John F. Kennedy International Airport.”  


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