Physical Security

Protection of Assets at U.S. Navy Bases Gao ID: NSIAD-88-6 October 26, 1987

In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's internal control procedures for protecting its assets and facilities.

GAO found that: (1) the Navy's emphasis on physical security at all installations has increased awareness of security procedures; (2) there were several security control issues that reduced its overall effectiveness, specifically protection of waterfront and restricted areas, control of commercial vehicles, compliance with fencing requirements, access by private boats and airplanes, and designation of restricted and secure waterways; and (3) the Navy plans to issue a revised Security and Loss Prevention Manual by 1988 to further clarify definitions and areas of responsibility.


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