The Transportation Security Administration, tasked with protecting the nation’s airports from terrorism and other threats, exhibits weaknesses in its oversight of commercial airport security, according to a government watchdog report.
The Government Accountability Office issued an 85-page report on Tuesday detailing how the TSA has failed to assess vulnerabilities in the nation’s system of airport hubs and communicate information about security risks to airport stakeholders.
The watchdog also found that the TSA’s Risk Assessment of Airport Security, released by the agency in 2013, has not been updated for three years to include new information about potential risks such as insider threats.
The report comes amid increased concerns about domestic and international terrorism. The U.S. government has warned of the heightened probability of terror plots against the West in the wake of coordinated attacks carried out by ISIS in Paris and Brussels.