CBP Port Operations, Shipment Targeting, IPR Enforcement to be Reviewed
The annual performance plan issued recently by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General indicates that in fiscal year 2014 the OIG will initiate or continued reviews of U.S. Customs and Border Protection programs and operations to determine the following.
- whether selected ports (not listed by OIG) are operating efficiently and in accordance with CBP policies and procedures
- whether CBP has sufficient internal controls to ensure the accuracy of information from the Automated Targeting System that is used to assess and target outbound shipments
- whether CBP effectively implements and enforces exclusion orders in Section 337 intellectual property rights infringement cases
- the reliability of CBP’s Office of Field Operations’ workload staffing model in establishing the number of CBP officers needed to fulfill mission requirements
- whether the Miami ports of entry are operating efficiently and in accordance with CBP’s policies and procedures