The Resource Department of State : undercover tests reveal significant vulnerabilities in State's passport issuance process : report to congressional requesters, (electronic resource)

Department of State : undercover tests reveal significant vulnerabilities in State's passport issuance process : report to congressional requesters, (electronic resource)

Label
Department of State : undercover tests reveal significant vulnerabilities in State's passport issuance process : report to congressional requesters
Title
Department of State
Title remainder
undercover tests reveal significant vulnerabilities in State's passport issuance process : report to congressional requesters
Title variation
  • Undercover tests reveal significant vulnerabilities in State's passport issuance process
  • Vulnerabilities in passport issuance process
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A genuine U.S. passport is a vital document, permitting its owner to travel freely in and out of the United States, prove U.S. citizenship, obtain further identification documents, and set up bank accounts, among other things. Unfortunately, a terrorist or other criminal could take advantage of these benefits by fraudulently obtaining a genuine U.S. passport from the Department of State (State). There are many ways that malicious individuals could fraudulently obtain a genuine U.S. passport, including stealing an American citizen's identity and counterfeiting or fraudulently obtaining identification or citizenship documents to meet State requirements. GAO was asked to proactively test the effectiveness of State's passport issuance process to determine whether the process is vulnerable to fraud. To do so, GAO designed four test scenarios that simulated the actions of a malicious individual who had access to an American citizen's personal identity information. GAO created counterfeit documents for four fictitious or deceased individuals using off-the-shelf, commercially available hardware, software, and materials. An undercover GAO investigator then applied for passports at three United States Postal Service (USPS) locations and a State-run passport office
Cataloging source
DID
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/organizationName
United States
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Passports
  • National security
Label
Department of State : undercover tests reveal significant vulnerabilities in State's passport issuance process : report to congressional requesters, (electronic resource)
Link
http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS113353
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF cover (viewed on May 19, 2009)
  • "March 2009."
  • "GAO-09-447."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
i, 10 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill., digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web from GAO web site. Address as of 5/19/09: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09447.pdf ; current access available via PURL
Label
Department of State : undercover tests reveal significant vulnerabilities in State's passport issuance process : report to congressional requesters, (electronic resource)
Link
http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS113353
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF cover (viewed on May 19, 2009)
  • "March 2009."
  • "GAO-09-447."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
i, 10 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill., digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web from GAO web site. Address as of 5/19/09: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09447.pdf ; current access available via PURL

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