GAO Says US-VISIT Needs Work
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a recent report that the Department of Homeland Security’s US-VISIT program has not yet implemented a biometric exit capability or a suitable alternative. Among other things, the GAO said that the DHS has continued to pursue US-VISIT without fleshing out the program’s operational and technological context. The DHS also has launched other major security programs without defining the relationship between US-VISIT and those programs. Without effective management controls, the GAO said, there is a risk that US-VISIT “will not produce the right solution, and be managed the right way.” The report makes numerous recommendations to address the DHS’s management challenges with respect to US-VISIT.
The GAO report is available here.