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Department of Justice Inspector General Report on TWIC

In March, the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General (IG), published a partially redacted report, titled Audit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's [FBI’s] Management of Maritime Terrorism Threats, which “…found significant deficiencies related to the FBI's role in providing information to the [Transportation Security Administration (TSA)] in support of the TSA's [Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)] program.”
As a result, individuals with a nexus to terrorism or who were flagged by the FBI as a possible security threat, including known or suspected terrorists and those on the No-Fly list, obtained a TWIC. The DOJ IG identified nine recommendations to improve the FBI vetting process and/or communication between the FBI and TSA. The FBI concurred with all recommendations.