U.S. Marshals Service (11 - 20 of 46 items)
Law Enforcement Coordination: DOJ Could Improve Its Process for Identifying Disagreements among Agents
GAO-11-314: Published: Apr 7, 2011. Publicly Released: May 9, 2011.
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), an estimated 1.3 million violent crimes occurred nationwide in 2009. The Department of Justice (DOJ) law enforcement components--the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Drug Enforcement Administration; FBI, and U.S. Marshals Service--have overlapping jurisdiction over violent crime investigations, specifically when they invol...
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...
L.A. Federal Courthouse Project: Current Proposal Addresses Space Needs, but Some Security and Operational Concerns Would Remain
GAO-05-158: Published: Dec 20, 2004. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 2004.
Since the early 1990s, the General Services Administration (GSA) and the federal judiciary have been carrying out a multibillion dollar courthouse construction initiative to address the judiciary's growing space needs. To plan for and make funding decisions on projects, Congress, the Office of Management and Budget, and GSA have relied on a rolling 5-year plan prepared annually by the judiciary th...
Appointment and Qualifications of U.S. Marshals
GAO-03-499R: Published: Apr 2, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 2003.
The U.S. Marshal Service was created by the first Congress in the Judiciary Act of 1789. U.S. Marshals were placed in each federal judicial district and were given broad authority to support the federal courts and to carry out all lawful orders issued by judges, Congress, and the President. Early duties of U.S. Marshals included taking the census, distributing presidential proclamations, protectin...
Building Security: Security Responsibilities for Federally Owned and Leased Facilities
GAO-03-8: Published: Oct 31, 2002. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2002.
This report responds to a Congressional request for information regarding critical infrastructure protection within the federal government. In May 1998, Presidential Decision Directive 63 was issued with the intent to eliminate any significant vulnerability to both physical and cyber attacks on the nation's critical infrastructure. It makes every department and agency of the federal government res...
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...
Financial Audit: Independent and Special Counsel Expenditures for the Six Months Ended September 30, 2000
GAO-01-505: Published: Mar 30, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 2001.
This report presents the results of GAO's audits of expenditures reported by six offices of independent counsel and one office of special counsel for the six months ending September 30, 2000. GAO found the statements of expenditures for the offices of independent counsel and office of special counsel were presented fairly in all material respects. There were no material weaknesses in internal cont...
Financial Audit: Independent Counsel Expenditures for the Six Months Ended March 31, 1999
AIMD-99-292: Published: Sep 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO audited the expenditures of eight independent counsels for the 6 months ended March 31, 1999.GAO noted that: (1) the statements of expenditures for the offices of independent counsel Arlin M. Adams, Larry D. Thompson, David M. Barrett, Carol Elder Bruce, Ralph I. Lancaster, Daniel S. Pearson, Donald C. Smaltz, Kenneth W. Starr, and Curtis E. von Kann pres...
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...