Combating terrorism (21 - 30 of 44 items)
Combating Terrorism: State Department's Antiterrorism Program Needs Improved Guidance and More Systematic Assessments of Outcomes
GAO-08-336: Published: Feb 29, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2008.
The Department of State's (State) Antiterrorism Assistance (ATA) program's objectives are to provide partner nations with counterterrorism training and equipment, improve bilateral ties, and increase respect for human rights. State's Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism (S/CT) provides policy guidance and its Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Office of Antiterrorism Assistance, (DS/T/ATA) m...
Combating Terrorism: Law Enforcement Agencies Lack Directives to Assist Foreign Nations
GAO-08-144T: Published: Oct 4, 2007. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 2007.
Three U.S. national strategies, developed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, directed U.S. law enforcement agencies (LEA) to focus on the prevention of terrorist attacks. The strategies called for LEAs to intensify their efforts to help foreign nations identify, disrupt, and prosecute terrorists. This testimony addresses (1) the guidance for LEAs to assist foreign nations to identify, disrupt, and p...
Combating Terrorism: Law Enforcement Agencies Lack Directives to Assist Foreign Nations to Identify, Disrupt, and Prosecute Terrorists
GAO-07-697: Published: May 25, 2007. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 2007.
Three U.S. national strategies, developed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, directed U.S. law enforcement agencies (LEA) to focus on the prevention of terrorist attacks. The strategies called for LEAs to intensify their efforts to help foreign nations identify, disrupt, and prosecute terrorists. GAO was asked to assess (1) the guidance for LEAs to assist foreign nations to identify, disrupt, and pr...
Combating Terrorism: Determining and Reporting Federal Funding Data
GAO-06-161: Published: Jan 17, 2006. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 2006.
The President's annual budget reports on federal funding dedicated to combating terrorism activities. Identification of such funding is inherently difficult because a significant portion of combating terrorism funding is embedded within appropriation accounts that include funding for other activities as well. In 2002, GAO reported on the difficulties that the executive branch faced in reporting fu...
Homeland Security: Communication Protocols and Risk Communication Principles Can Assist in Refining the Advisory System
GAO-04-682: Published: Jun 25, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 2004.
Established in March 2002, the Homeland Security Advisory System was designed to disseminate information on the risk of terrorist acts to federal agencies, states, localities, and the public. However, these entities have raised questions about the threat information they receive from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the costs they incurred as a result of responding to heightened alert...
Homeland Security Advisory System: Preliminary Observations Regarding Threat Level Increases from Yellow to Orange
GAO-04-453R: Published: Feb 26, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 2004.
Established in March 2002, the Homeland Security Advisory System was designed to disseminate information regarding the risk of terrorist acts to federal, state, and local government agencies and the public. However, this system generated concern among federal, state, and local government agencies regarding whether they are receiving the necessary information to respond appropriately to heightened...
Combating Terrorism: Interagency Framework and Agency Programs to Address the Overseas Threat
GAO-03-165: Published: May 23, 2003. Publicly Released: May 23, 2003.
Coordination of federal programs to combat terrorism overseas became even more critical as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. In response to these attacks, the federal government has taken unprecedented political, diplomatic, legal, law enforcement, financial, military, and intelligence actions to combat terrorism abroad. Among these actions is the p...
Combating Terrorism: Observations on National Strategies Related to Terrorism
GAO-03-519T: Published: Mar 3, 2003. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 2003.
In GAO's past work, we have stressed the importance of a national strategy to combat terrorism. We stated that such a national strategy should provide a clear statement about what the nation hopes to achieve. A national strategy should not only define the roles of federal agencies, but also those of state and local governments, the private sector, and the international community. A national strate...
Combating Terrorism: Department of State Programs to Combat Terrorism Abroad
GAO-02-1021: Published: Sep 6, 2002. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 2002.
Efforts to combat terrorism have become an increasingly important part of government activities. These efforts have also become important in the United States' relations with other countries and with international organizations, such as the United Nations (U.N.). The Department of State is charged with coordinating these international efforts and protecting Americans abroad. State has helped dire...
Homeland Security: New Department Could Improve Coordination but May Complicate Public Health Priority Setting
GAO-02-883T: Published: Jun 25, 2002. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 2002.
Since the terrorist attacks of September 2001, and the subsequent anthrax incidents, there has been concern about the ability of the federal government to prepare for and coordinate an effective public health response to such events. More than 20 federal departments and agencies carry some responsibility for bioterrorism preparedness and response. Emergency response is further complicated by the n...