Policies and procedures (51 - 53 of 53 items)
Financial Management: Department of Homeland Security Faces Significant Financial Management Challenges
GAO-04-774: Published: Jul 19, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 2004.
When the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) began operations in March 2003, it faced the daunting task of bringing together 22 diverse agencies. This transformation poses significant management and leadership challenges, including integrating a myriad of redundant financial management systems and addressing the existing weaknesses in the inherited components, as well as newly identified weaknes...
Border Security: Additional Actions Needed to Eliminate Weaknesses in the Visa Revocation Process
GAO-04-899T: Published: Jul 13, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 2004.
The National Strategy for Homeland Security calls for preventing foreign terrorists from entering our country and using all legal means to identify; halt; and where appropriate, prosecute or bring immigration or other civil charges against terrorists in the United States. GAO reported in June 2003 that the visa revocation process needed to be strengthened as an antiterrorism tool and recommended t...
Homeland Security: Performance of Information System to Monitor Foreign Students and Exchange Visitors Has Improved, but Issues Remain
GAO-04-690: Published: Jun 18, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 2004.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has implemented the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) to collect and record key data on foreign students, exchange visitors, and their dependents--prior to their entering the United States, upon their entry, and during their stay. In accordance with Conference Report 108-280, GAO reviewed SEVIS. Among the areas it examined were (1) sy...