Engagement Memo - High Security Keys

May 11, 2022 |  Engagement Memos

We are initiating a review of Amtrak’s (the company) controls overs its high-security keys, such as those that access rail switches and the right-of-way. We are undertaking this review based on a referral from our Office of Investigations. Our objective will be to assess the extent to which the company has controls to manage, distribute, track, and retrieve such keys. We may expand our scope or modify our objective during the review. During the review, we plan to interview company officials involved in the management and use of high-security keys, assess policies and procedures regarding these keys, and conduct relevant site visits. We will work to minimize disruptions to the company by coordinating meetings with staff in advance.

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