Agency missions (31 - 40 of 41 items)
Department of Homeland Security: Addressing Management Challenges That Face Immigration Enforcement Agencies
GAO-05-664T: Published: May 5, 2005. Publicly Released: May 5, 2005.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) assumed responsibility for the immigration programs of the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) in 2003. The three DHS bureaus with primary responsibility for immigration functions are U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS). This testimony...
Homeland Security: Overview of Department of Homeland Security Management Challenges
GAO-05-573T: Published: Apr 20, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 2005.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plays a key role in coordinating the nation's homeland security efforts with stakeholders in the federal, state, local, and private sectors. While GAO has conducted numerous reviews of specific DHS missions, such as border and transportation security and emergency preparedness, this testimony addresses overall DHS management issues. This testimony addresse...
Human Capital: Preliminary Observations on Final Department of Homeland Security Human Capital Regulations
GAO-05-320T: Published: Feb 10, 2005. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 2005.
At the center of any agency transformation, such as the one envisioned for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), are the people who will make it happen. Thus, strategic human capital management at DHS can help it marshal, manage, and maintain the people and skills needed to meet its critical mission. Congress provided DHS with significant flexibility to design a modern human capital managemen...
Homeland Security: Management Challenges Remain in Transforming Immigration Programs
GAO-05-81: Published: Oct 14, 2004. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 2004.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) assumed responsibility for the immigration enforcement and services programs of the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) in 2003. The three DHS bureaus with primary responsibility for immigration functions are U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforceme...
Homeland Security: Transformation Strategy Needed to Address Challenges Facing the Federal Protective Service
GAO-04-537: Published: Jul 14, 2004. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 2004.
With responsibility for protecting thousands of federal facilities, the Federal Protective Service (FPS), which transferred from the General Services Administration (GSA) to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in March 2003, plays a critical role in the federal government's defense against the threat of terrorism and other criminal activity. GAO was asked to determine what challenges, if any...
The Chief Operating Officer Concept and its Potential Use as a Strategy to Improve Management at the Department of Homeland Security
GAO-04-876R: Published: Jun 28, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2004.
In a May 18, 2004 letter, the Chairman of the House Select Committee on Homeland Security observed that many management and integration challenges remain at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and to strengthen the departmentwide reforms and transformation underway at DHS the Select Committee is considering options such as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) concept to help address these chall...
Homeland Security: Risks Facing Key Border and Transportation Security Program Need to Be Addressed
GAO-03-1083: Published: Sep 19, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 2003.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plans to establish a program to strengthen management of the pre-entry, entry, status, and exit of foreign nationals who travel to the United States. The goals of the program, known as the United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT), are to facilitate legitimate trade and travel, enhance national security, and adhere to U.S....
Department of Homeland Security: Challenges and Steps in Establishing Sound Financial Management
GAO-03-1134T: Published: Sep 10, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 2003.
Based on its budget, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is the largest entity in the federal government that is not subject to the Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Act of 1990. The department, with an estimated $39 billion in assets, an almost $40 billion fiscal year 2004 budget request, and more than 170,000 employees, does not have a presidentially appointed CFO subject to Senate confirmati...
Homeland Security: Information Sharing Responsibilities, Challenges, and Key Management Issues
GAO-03-715T: Published: May 8, 2003. Publicly Released: May 8, 2003.
The Homeland Security Act of 2002, which created the Department of Homeland Security, brought together 22 diverse organizations to help prevent terrorist attacks in the United States, reduce the vulnerability of the United States to terrorist attacks, and minimize damage and assist in recovery from attacks that do occur. To accomplish this mission, the act established specific homeland security re...
INS: Management Problems and Program Issues
T-GGD-95-11: Published: Oct 5, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1994.
GAO discussed the management and program-related problems that confront the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). GAO noted that: (1) INS needs a strategic management process that identifies priorities, aids planning, improves communications and policy setting, and establishes accountability systems; (2) INS efforts to address service delivery problems have been insufficient; (3) INS lacks...