Counterterrorism (51 - 60 of 63 items)
Homeland Security: New Department Could Improve Biomedical R&D Coordination but May Disrupt Dual-Purpose Efforts
GAO-02-924T: Published: Jul 9, 2002. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 2002.
Title III of the proposed Homeland Security Act of 2002 would transfer responsibility for certain chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear research and development programs and activities to the new department. The proposed Department of Homeland Security would develop national policy for, and coordination of, the federal government's civilian research and development efforts to counter che...
Homeland Security: Proposal for Cabinet Agency Has Merit, But Implementation Will be Pivotal to Success
GAO-02-886T: Published: Jun 25, 2002. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 2002.
Since September 11, the President and Congress have taken aggressive steps to protect the nation, including creating an Office of Homeland Security (OHS); passing new laws, such as the USA Patriot Act and an emergency supplemental spending bill; establishing a new agency to improve transportation security; and working with federal, state, and local governments, private sector entities, non-governm...
Homeland Security: Progress Made; More Direction and Partnership Sought
GAO-02-490T: Published: Mar 12, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 2002.
Enhancing homeland security is a complex effort that involves all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories; thousands of municipalities; and countless private entities. Since September 11, the nation has taken many actions to combat terrorism and enhance homeland security. It is well known that the U.S. military is conducting operations in Afghanistan. Various legislative and execu...
Critical Infrastructure Protection: Significant Challenges in Developing National Capabilities
GAO-01-323: Published: Apr 25, 2001. Publicly Released: May 22, 2001.
To better protect the nation's critical computer-dependent infrastructures from computer-based attacks and disruption, the President issued Presidential Decision Directive (PDD) 63 in 1998. The directive established the National Infrastructure Protection Center as a national focal point for gathering information on threats and facilitating the federal government's response to computer-based incid...
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: 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
T-NSIAD-99-184: Published: Jun 23, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the use of National Guard Response Teams in combating terrorism, focusing on: (1) the role of the National Guard Rapid Assessment and Initial Detection (RAID) teams in response plans as understood by local, state, and federal officials; (2) other response assets that can perform similar functions to the RAID teams; and (3) the RAID teams' responsi...
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 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...