Program evaluation (61 - 67 of 67 items)
Homeland Security: Recommendations to Improve Management of Key Border Security Program Need to Be Implemented
GAO-06-296: Published: Feb 14, 2006. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 2006.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has established a program--the U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT)--to collect, maintain, and share information, including biometric identifiers, on selected foreign nationals entering and exiting the United States. US-VISIT uses these identifiers (digital fingerscans and photographs) to screen persons against watch lists and...
Homeland Security: Visitor and Immigrant Status Program Operating, but Management Improvements Are Still Needed
GAO-06-318T: Published: Jan 25, 2006. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 2006.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has established a program--the U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT)--to collect, maintain, and share information, including biometric identifiers, on selected foreign nationals who enter and exit the United States. US-VISIT uses these biometric identifiers (digital fingerscans and photographs) to screen persons against watch li...
State Department: Stronger Action Needed to Improve Oversight and Assess Risks of the Summer Work Travel and Trainee Categories of the Exchange Visitor Program
GAO-06-106: Published: Oct 14, 2005. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 2005.
Exchange programs, which bring over 280,000 foreign visitors to the United States annually, are widely recognized as an effective way to expose citizens of other countries to the American people and culture. Past GAO and the Department of State (State) Office of Inspector General reviews have reported that some exchange visitors have participated in unauthorized activities and cited problems in th...
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....
Homeland Security: CDC's Oversight of the Select Agent Program
GAO-03-315R: Published: Nov 22, 2002. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 2002.
In the wake of anthrax incidents and mounting concerns about the potential for another bioterrorism attack, we assessed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) oversight of the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Laboratory Registration/ Select Agent Transfer Program. We brought program weaknesses we identified to the immediate attention of CDL and HHS officials, who agre...
Abstracts of Reports and Testimony: Fiscal Year 2000
GAO-01-558SP: Published: Mar 1, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 2001.
The U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) is an independent, nonpartisan agency in the legislative branch. GAO provides Congress with the best information available to help members make informed oversight, policy, and funding decisions. GAO meets Congress' information needs by (1) evaluating how government programs and policies are working, (2) auditing agency operations to determine whether federa...
Coast Guard: Management of the Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Program Needs Strengthening
RCED-93-157: Published: May 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Coast Guard's Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) Program, focusing on whether the Coast Guard has adequate: (1) policies and procedures for selecting RDT&E projects; and (2) management tools to effectively manage its research and development (R&D) center.GAO found that the Coast Guard: (1) lacks adequate policies and procedures...