May 27, 2009
Office of Inspector General
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Washington, DC 20528
The Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General was established by the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-296) by amendment to the Inspector General Act of 1978. This is one of a series of audit, inspection, and special reports prepared as part of our oversight responsibilities to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness within the department.
In response to a congressional request from U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection, House Committee on Homeland Security, this report addresses the current general aviation security requirements, the threat environment, and the steps the Transportation Security Administration has taken in the past 3 years to strengthen general aviation security. It is based on interviews with employees and officials of relevant agencies and institutions, direct observations, and a review of applicable documents.
We trust this report will result in more effective, efficient, and economical operations. We express our appreciation to all who contributed to the preparation of this report.
Richard L. Skinner Inspector General
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