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Nuclear Forensics: Comprehensive Interagency Plan Needed to Address Human Capital Issues
GAO-09-527R: Published: Apr 30, 2009. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 2009.
The detonation of a nuclear weapon or radiological dispersal device (RDD) in the United States or elsewhere would cause decision makers to immediately demand information on the nature of the device--including its design, the materials used to build it, and the materials' source--as well as the identification of the perpetrators. Technical nuclear forensics--the analysis of nuclear or radiological...
Chemical and Biological Defense: Coordination of Nonmedical Chemical and Biological R&D Programs
NSIAD-99-160: Published: Aug 16, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the coordination of federal research and development (R&D) efforts to develop nonmedical technology related to chemical and biological (CB) defense, focusing on: (1) federal programs that conduct nonmedical CB defense-related R&D; and (2) the existing mechanisms for coordinating these programs.GAO noted that: (1) four federal programs that fund R&D...
Combating Terrorism: Use of National Guard Response Teams Is Unclear
NSIAD-99-110: Published: May 21, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the creation of 10 National Guard Rapid Assessment and Initial Detection (RAID) teams, focusing on: (1) obtaining the views of federal, state, and local officials regarding the role of RAID teams in response plans; (2) determining whether there are other federal, state, or local government entities that can perform similar functions to the RAID t...
Combating Terrorism: Issues to Be Resolved to Improve Counterterrorism Operations
NSIAD-99-135: Published: May 13, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on interagency counterterrorist operations, focusing on: (1) how agencies worked together in counterterrorist operations and special events; (2) strengths and weaknesses of international and domestic counterterrorist exercises; and (3) agency and interagency processes to capture and share lessons learned.GAO noted that: (1) in the last...
Combating Terrorism: Opportunities to Improve Domestic Preparedness Program Focus and Efficiency
NSIAD-99-3: Published: Nov 12, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the status and other aspects of the Domestic Preparedness Program, focusing on: (1) the training and other benefits offered to cities under the program; and (2) the methodology for designing and implementing the program, including the way in which cities were selected to participate, how cities' capabilities and needs were assessed, and the effec...
Combating Terrorism: Observations on the Nunn-Lugar-Domenici Domestic Preparedness Program
T-NSIAD-99-16: Published: Oct 2, 1998. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its work and observations on the Nunn-Lugar-Domenici Domestic Preparedness Program and related issues, focusing on: (1) program objectives and costs; (2) the training the Department of Defense (DOD) is providing to local emergency response personnel; (3) issues GAO identified on the way the program is structured and designed; (4) the equipment seg...