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Border Security: Observations on Costs, Benefits, and Challenges of a Department of Defense Role in Helping to Secure the Southwest Land Border
GAO-12-657T: Published: Apr 17, 2012. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 2012.
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 mandated that GAO examine the costs and benefits of an increased Department of Defense (DOD) role to help secure the southwest land border. This mandate directed that GAO report on, among other things, the potential deployment of additional units, increased use of ground-based mobile surveillance systems, use of mobile patrols by military...
National Security: An Overview of Professional Development Activities Intended to Improve Interagency Collaboration
GAO-11-108: Published: Nov 15, 2010. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 2010.
Agencies must engage in a whole-of-government approach to protect the nation and its interests from diverse threats such as terrorism and infectious diseases. However, GAO has reported that gaps in national security staff knowledge and skills pose a barrier to the interagency collaboration needed to address these threats. Training and other professional development activities could help bridge tho...
Presidential Travel: Costs and Accounting for President's 1998 Trips to China, Chile, and Africa
NSIAD-99-164: Published: Sep 21, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on President Clinton's 1998 trips to Africa, Chile, and China, focusing on: (1) the estimated costs and the nature of the costs of these trips; and (2) executive branch accounting procedures for such expenses.GAO noted that: (1) presidential travel to foreign destinations requires planning, coordination, and logistical and personnel sup...
Panama: DOD's Drawdown for the U.S. Military in Panama
NSIAD-95-183: Published: Aug 2, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1995.
GAO updated information on the U.S. military drawdown in Panama, focusing on: (1) the potential for a post-1999 U.S. presence in Panama; (2) the status of transfers of Department of Defense (DOD) properties and Panama's preparedness to accept them; (3) the coordination of treaty-related issues; (4) DOD environmental and property valuation policies; (5) DOD efforts to address employee terminations...