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Federal Real Property Security: Interagency Security Committee Should Implement A Lessons-Learned Process
GAO-12-901: Published: Sep 10, 2012. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 2012.
Based on GAOs previous work and the information obtained from other agencies, GAO identified eight individual practices that can be combined and considered steps within an overall lessons-learned processthat is, a systematic means for agencies to learn from an event and make decisions about when and how to use that knowledge to change behavior. Not all of the agencies with which GAO sp...
Border Security: State Department Should Plan for Potentially Significant Staffing and Facilities Shortfalls Caused by Changes in the Visa Waiver Program
GAO-08-623: Published: May 22, 2008. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 2008.
Under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), citizens from 27 countries can travel to the United States visa free. Terrorism concerns involving VWP country citizens have led some to suggest eliminating or suspending the program, while the executive branch is considering adding countries to it. Legislation passed in 2007 led the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop its Electronic System for Tra...
Border Security: Strengthened Visa Process Would Benefit from Additional Management Actions by State and DHS
GAO-05-994T: Published: Sep 13, 2005. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 2005.
In adjudicating a visa application, Department of State (State) consular officers are on the front line of defense against those whose entry would likely be harmful to U.S. national interests. In October 2002, we identified shortcomings and made recommendations on the role of national security in the visa process. This testimony discusses our report issued today on actions taken since our 2002 rep...