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Managing Sensitive Information: DOJ Needs a More Complete Staffing Strategy for Managing Classified Information and a Set of Internal Controls for Other Sensitive Information
GAO-07-83: Published: Oct 20, 2006. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 2006.
The September 11 attacks showed that agencies must balance the need to protect and share sensitive information to prevent future attacks. Agencies classify this information or designate it sensitive but unclassified to protect and limit access to it. The National Archives' Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) assesses agencies' classification management programs, and in July 2004 and April...
Drug Control: High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas' Efforts to Link Investigations to International Drug Traffickers
GAO-05-122: Published: Jan 28, 2005. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 2005.
In fiscal year 2002, the Attorney General called upon law enforcement to target the "most wanted" international drug traffickers responsible for supplying illegal drugs to America. In September 2002, law enforcement, working through the multi-agency Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Program, developed a list of these drug traffickers, known as the Consolidated Priority Organizat...
Inspectors General: Comparison of Ways Law Enforcement Authority Is Granted
GAO-02-437: Published: May 22, 2002. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 2002.
At federal offices of inspectors general (IG), criminal investigators can make warrantless arrests, obtain and execute search warrants, and carry firearms. Because IGs lack permanent statutory law enforcement authority, most presidentially appointed IGs have to request temporary deputation from the Department of Justice (DOJ). However, presidentially appointed IGs at the U.S. Department of Agricul...
Asset Forfeiture: Marshals Service Controls Over Seized Assets
GGD-99-41: Published: Mar 26, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1999.
GAO reviewed the U.S. Marshals Service's (USMS) asset forfeiture programs, focusing on: (1) controls over selected categories of seized assets--namely vehicles, vessels, real property, financial instruments, and general property--at four large USMS districts: the Central District of California, the Southern District of Florida, and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; and (2) whether se...
Abortion Clinics: Information on the Effectiveness of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act
GGD-99-2: Published: Nov 10, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the occurrence of abortion clinic incidents before and after the enactment of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act of 1994 (FACE); (2) views regarding FACE and its effectiveness from representatives of these clinics, selected police departments and U.S. Attorney offices, and other representatives from the Department of...
The Department of Justice Can Do More To Help Improve Conditions at State and Local Correctional Facilities
GGD-80-77: Published: Sep 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1980.
Unsafe, unsanitary conditions in many State prisons and local jails endanger the health and well-being of inmates, correctional staff, and visitors. Correctional institutions need adequate maintenance programs, trained personnel, and inspection programs which can detect deficiencies and ensure that they are corrected. Problem areas include fire prevention, food preparation and storage, accident pr...