American Pipeline Security Only Begins With the TSA

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), after an assessment of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) pipeline security program management, has called the agency to task for failing to adequately monitor the vulnerability of the 2.7 million-mile network of pipelines that transport and distribute natural gas all across the U.S.

In particular, the GAO criticized the agency for its lack of process for determining when to update its physical and cybersecurity guidelines for pipeline operators. The GAO also faulted the TSA for lacking a process to identify and assess new risks.

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Source: RealClear Energy