The Office of Inspection in the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) conducts inspections, internal reviews, and covert testing to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of TSA’s operations and administrative activities, and to identify vulnerabilities in TSA security systems. The Office of Inspection did not operate efficiently. Specifically, the office did not use its staff and resources efficiently to conduct cost‐effective inspections, internal reviews, and covert testing.
As a result of these issues with the office’s cost‐effectiveness and quality controls over its work products, TSA was not as effective as it could have been, and management may not be able to rely on the office’s work. If TSA does not make any changes to the number of criminal investigator positions, OIG estimates that it will cost as much as $17.5 million over 5 years for premium Law Enforcement Availability Pay.
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