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Accession Number PB2014-103065
Title Border Security: DHS's Efforts to Modernize Key Enforcement Systems Could be Strengthened.
Publication Date Dec 2013
Media Count 56p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract DHS's border enforcement system, known as TECS, is the primary system available for determining admissibility of persons to the United States. It is used to prevent terrorism, and provide border security and law enforcement, case management, and intelligence functions for multiple federal, state, and local agencies. It has become increasingly difficult and expensive to maintain because of technology obsolescence and its inability to support new mission requirements. Accordingly, in 2008, DHS began an effort to modernize the system. It is being managed as two separate programs working in parallel by CBP and ICE. GAO's objectives were to (1) determine the scope and status of the two TECS Mod programs, (2) assess selected CBP and ICE program management practices for TECS Mod, and (3) assess the extent to which DHS is executing effective executive oversight and governance of the two TECS Mod programs. To do so, GAO reviewed requirements documents and cost and schedule estimates, and determined the current scope, completion dates, and life cycle expenditures. GAO also reviewed risk management and requirements management plans, as well as governance bodies' meeting minutes.
Keywords Border control
Crime prevention
Department of Homeland Security(DHS)
Federal agencies
Law enforcmement
Local agencies
National security
Program management
State agencies

Source Agency General Accounting Office
NTIS Subject Category 92E - International Relations
70F - Public Administration & Government
Corporate Author Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1409
Contract Number N/A

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