H.R. 3469: Covert Testing and Risk Mitigation Improvement Act of 2019

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Date of Report

Mon November 18th, 2019

Legislation Details

116th Congress

To direct the Transportation Security Administration to carry out covert testing and risk mitigation improvement of aviation security operations, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Elijah Cummings — D — MD

Requires the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to perform the following activities related to its covert testing program, under which the agency conducts tests to identify vulnerabilities in airport security operations. 1. Conduct at least three covert testing projects each year designed to identify vulnerabilities in aviation security; 2. Implement a long-term covert testing program; 3. Establish a system to address, assess, and mitigate the identified vulnerabilities; 4. Conduct additional covert tests to assess the effectiveness of mitigation efforts; and 5. Report to the Congress on the status of the covert testing program. The bill also requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to study the effectiveness of the program’s processes and report to the Congress.

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