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Homeland Security: Key Elements of a Risk Management Approach
GAO-02-150T: Published: Oct 12, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 2001.
Risk management is a systematic and analytical process that weighs the likelihood that a threat will endanger an asset, individual, or function and identifies actions to reduce the risk and mitigate the consequences of an attack. A good risk management approach includes the following three assessments: a threat, a vulnerability, and a criticality. After these assessments have been completed and ev...
Homeland Security: A Framework for Addressing the Nation's Efforts
GAO-01-1158T: Published: Sep 21, 2001. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 2001.
The United States now faces increasingly diverse threats that put great destructive power into the hands of small states, groups, and individuals. These threats range from cyber attacks on critical infrastructure to terrorist incidents involving weapons of mass destruction or infectious diseases. Efforts to combat this threat will involve federal agencies as well as state and local governments, th...
International Crime Control: Sustained Executive-Level Coordination of Federal Response Needed
GAO-01-629: Published: Aug 13, 2001. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 2001.
International crimes, such as drugs and arms trafficking, terrorism, money laundering, and public corruption, transcend national borders and threaten global security and stability. The National Security Council (NSC) told GAO that international crime and the framework for the U.S. response are under review by the new administration. The extent of International crime is growing, but measuring its t...
International Trade: Concerns Over Biotechnology Challenge U.S. Agricultural Exports
GAO-01-727: Published: Jun 15, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 2001.
This report reviews the challenges facing U.S. agricultural biotechnology products in international trade. GAO found that new regulations and guidelines that may restrict U.S. exports of crops with a large biotech component are being enacted or considered by some U.S. trading partners and are also under discussion in various international organizations. These actions address approval, labeling, an...
Violation of the 210-Day Limit Imposed by the Vacancies Reform Act
B-287720: Published: May 18, 2001. Publicly Released: May 18, 2001.
GAO reviewed violation of the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 and noted that, during the last administration, the acting Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (Institute) had served longer than the 210-day period allowed under the Act. However, with the recent Presidential transition, an acting Director may, as of January 20, 2001, once again temporarily serve for the time...
Free Trade Area of the Americas: Negotiations at Key Juncture on Eve of April Meetings
GAO-01-552: Published: Mar 30, 2001. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 2001.
The negotiations to establish a Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), which would eliminate tariffs and create common trade and investment rules within the 34 democratic nations of the Western Hemisphere, are among the most significant ongoing multilateral trade negotiations for the United States. Two meetings held in April 2001 offer opportunities to inject momentum and set an ambitious pace fo...
Federal Lobbying: China Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) Lobbying Activities and Costs
GGD-00-199R: Published: Sep 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the efforts of the White House China Trade Relations Working Group, focusing on: (1) whether such efforts violated the antilobbying provisions of 18 U.S.C. 1913 or any applicable appropriations statutes; and (2) how much the administration has spent on its efforts to garner support for China Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR).GAO noted that: (...
Lobbying Activity in Support of China Permanent Normal Trade Relations
B-285298: Published: May 22, 2000. Publicly Released: May 22, 2000.
GAO commented on whether the efforts of the White House China Trade Relations Working Group and selected agencies violated the anti-lobbying provisions of 18 U.S.C. 1913. GAO noted that it identified one violation, which involved an electronic mail (e-mail) authorized by an agency representative assigned to the Working Group. While this appeared to constitute a violation of the applicable anti-lob...
Federal Lobbying: China Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) Lobbying Activities
GGD-00-130R: Published: May 8, 2000. Publicly Released: May 11, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed efforts by the White House China Trade Relations Working Group and selected agencies to garner support for permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) with China, focusing on: (1) whether these efforts may be in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1913; and (2) applicable appropriations provisions that prohibit the expenditure of appropriated funds for publicity or...
International Trade: Strategy Needed to Better Monitor and Enforce Trade Agreements
NSIAD-00-76: Published: Mar 14, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether federal agencies have the capacity to monitor and enforce trade agreements, focusing on: (1) the federal structure for monitoring and enforcing trade agreements; (2) the increasing complexity of the federal monitoring and enforcement task and key activities that federal agencies must perform; and (3) whether the Office of the U.S. Trade Rep...