Combating terrorism (31 - 40 of 56 items)
Combating Terrorism: Observations on Options to Improve the Federal Response
GAO-01-660T: Published: Apr 24, 2001. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 2001.
This testimony discusses three bills that would change the overall leadership and management of programs to combat terrorism. The three bills--H.R. 525, H.R. 1158, and H.R. 1292--vary in scope. H.R. 525 focuses on federal programs to prepare state and local governments for domestic terrorist attacks. Both H.R. 1158 and H.R. 1292 focus on the larger issue of homeland security, which includes terror...
Combating Terrorism: FEMA Continues to Make Progress in Coordinating Preparedness and Response
GAO-01-15: Published: Mar 20, 2001. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 2001.
GAO reviewed the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) actions to improve its capabilities to respond to terrorist incidents based on its response to lessons learned from the Oklahoma City bombing, requirements in Presidential Decision Directives 39 and 62, and its own guidance. Specifically, GAO determined the extent to which FEMA has (1) incorporated the lessons learned from the aftermath...
Combating Terrorism: Comments on Counterterrorism Leadership and National Strategy
GAO-01-556T: Published: Mar 27, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 2001.
The federal government will spend approximately $11 billion to combat terrorism In fiscal year 2001. In the event of a domestic terrorist incident, state and local governments have the primary responsibility for managing the consequences of a terrorist attack. However, the federal government can assist state and local authorities if they lack the capability to respond adequately. On the basis of p...
Combating Terrorism: Federal Response Teams Provide Varied Capabilities; Opportunities Remain to Improve Coordination
GAO-01-14: Published: Nov 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Jan 3, 2001.
Eight federal agencies now have teams that can respond to a terrorist attack involving chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear weapons. Each team varies in size, structure, geographical scope, and task. The teams do not duplicate one another. They have unique capabilities and functions, and many have experience dealing with different types of agents and weapons. The type of terrorist incide...
Combating Terrorism: Linking Threats to Strategies and Resources
T-NSIAD-00-218: Published: Jul 26, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the threat of terrorist attacks involving chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear (CBRN) materials, focusing on: (1) the threat and risk assessments to help develop a national strategy and help prioritize and focus program investments to combat terrorism; and (2) observations on how other countries allocate resources and determine funding p...
Combating Terrorism: Action Taken but Considerable Risks Remain for Forces Overseas
NSIAD-00-181: Published: Jul 19, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to protect U.S. forces stationed overseas from terrorist attacks, focusing on: (1) the extent to which DOD has made improvements to its antiterrorism/force protection program overseas; (2) changes in DOD's process for assessing and reporting vulnerability at overseas installations; and (3) the adequacy of...
Combating Terrorism: How Five Foreign Countries Are Organized to Combat Terrorism
NSIAD-00-85: Published: Apr 7, 2000. Publicly Released: May 8, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed five foreign countries' efforts to combat terrorism, focusing on: (1) how other governments are organized to combat terrorism; and (2) how they allocate their resources to combat terrorism.GAO noted that: (1) the countries generally have the majority of organizations used to combat terrorism under one lead government ministry; (2) however, because...
Combating Terrorism: Comments on Bill H.R. 4210 to Manage Selected Counterterrorist Programs
T-NSIAD-00-172: Published: May 4, 2000. Publicly Released: May 4, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Terrorism Preparedness Act of 2000 (H.R. 4210), focusing on the new office it created to manage selected counterterrorist programs.GAO noted that: (1) overall, GAO believes that H.R. 4210 would address some of the problems of fragmentation and duplication that GAO and others have found in programs to combat terrorism; (2) specifically, the bil...
Combating Terrorism: Need to Eliminate Duplicate Federal Weapons of Mass Destruction Training
NSIAD-00-64: Published: Mar 21, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the potential for duplicative weapons of mass destruction training, focusing on: (1) the principal federal organizations that provide weapons of mass destruction training to first responders; (2) whether the training is well coordinated among federal organizations; and (3) actions being taken to improve the federal government's role...
Combating Terrorism: Issues in Managing Counterterrorist Programs
T-NSIAD-00-145: Published: Apr 6, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed federal efforts to combat terrorism, focusing on the: (1) need to link threats to strategies and resources in federal efforts to combat terrorism; (2) need to improve federal and state intergovernmental coordination and program issues; and (3) findings of a report from the Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Invol...