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GAO Names CBP's Use of Radio Frequency ID as Federal 'Best Practice' in IT

Release Date: 
November 29, 2011

In a recent report, the U.S. Government Accountability Office cited CBP's expansion and upgrade of radio frequency ID, or RFID, technology at ports of entry around the country as an example of "good management and delivery" in federal information technology.

The systems, which allow certain identification documents to be read electronically from a distance have enhanced both efficiency and security, leading to the GAO's designation of the program as a best practice across the federal government.

To read more about the report, read the story, Watchdog Outlines IT Best Practices, at

Last modified: 
February 8, 2017