- Project Title:
- Baltimore P&DC Physical and Environmental Site Security Review
- Start Date:
- Friday, May 18, 2018
- Estimated Report Release Date:
- September 2018
The Postal Service’s mail processing resources, information technology network, and transportation infrastructure delivers mail to every residential and business address in the country. The mail processing resources include facilities, equipment, and systems used to process, transfer, and store data for vital business operations.
USPS implements physical and environmental security controls at these facilities to reduce the risk of system and equipment failure, damage from environmental hazards, and unauthorized access to information technology assets.
One of these facilities is the Baltimore, MD, Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) which spans more than one million square feet and processes approximately 69 million pieces of mail annually. The facility also houses a retail store and handles mail delivery.
The OIG is auditing the Baltimore P&DC to determine whether the Postal Service has established and implemented effective physical and environmental security controls over information technology according to USPS policy and industry best practices.
- Are you aware of any physical or environmental security incidents at the Baltimore P&DC?
- Do you have any concerns relating to the physical and environmental controls over information technology at the Baltimore P&DC? For example, does the facility house a fire suppression system, emergency shut off switch, and/or security cameras where necessary.
- In your opinion, what is the biggest strength or weakness in the physical and environmental controls at Postal Service facilities?