Combating terrorism (21 - 30 of 31 items)
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: Analysis of Federal Counterterrorist Exercises
NSIAD-99-157BR: Published: Jun 25, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on its analysis of federal counterterrorist exercises.GAO noted that: (1) federal agencies conducted 201 counterterrorism exercises in the 3 years following Presidential Decision Directive 39; (2) the number of exercises per year more than tripled over the 3-year period, with the largest increase in the last year; (3) agencies used a va...
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: Observations on Biological Terrorism and Public Health Initiatives
T-NSIAD-99-112: Published: Mar 16, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its ongoing work and preliminary observations on the biological terrorist threat and some aspects of the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) bioterrorism initiative, focusing on: (1) intelligence agencies' judgments about the threat of terrorism; (2) the importance and benefits of threat and risk assessments to provide a sound basis for...
Combating Terrorism: Observations on Federal Spending to Combat Terrorism
T-NSIAD/GGD-99-107: Published: Mar 11, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its work and observations on federal spending to combat terrorism, focusing on: (1) the foreign-origin and domestic terrorism threat; (2) program growth and other issues raised throughout its work on combating terrorism; and (3) steps the executive branch has taken toward improving crosscutting management and coordination and provide some prelimin...
Combating Terrorism: FBI's Use of Federal Funds for Counterterrorism-Related Activities (FYs 1995-1998)
GGD-99-7: Published: Nov 20, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) use of federal funds for conducting counterterrorism-related activities, focusing on the: (1) amount of funds that the FBI allocated and obligated for fiscal years (FY) 1995 through 1998 (as of July 31, 1998); and (2) methodology the FBI used to identify its overall counterterrorism funding, including fun...
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...
Combating Terrorism: Spending on Governmentwide Programs Requires Better Management and Coordination
NSIAD-98-39: Published: Dec 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed interagency processes intended to ensure the efficient allocation of funding and resources for the federal government's efforts to combat terrorism, focusing on: (1) federal funding for unclassified programs and activities to combat terrorism; (2) whether any agency or entity has been designated to coordinate budget proposals, establish priorities,...