Abrupt leadership changes in the Department of Homeland Security's Infrastructure Compliance Security Division, which oversees the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program, have led to communication and execution problems for the initiative, according to a DHS inspector general report. The changes have delayed CFAT authorizations of chemical plants' site security plans, the report adds. But "ISCD is now on pace to authorize, inspect and approve between 30 and 50 SSPs per month, and is continuing to explore ways to further increase the pace of performance," said Rand Beers of DHS' National Programs and Protection Directorate.

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