Terrorism (61 - 66 of 66 items)
Combating Terrorism: Critical Components of a National Strategy to Enhance State and Local Preparedness
GAO-02-548T: Published: Mar 25, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 2002.
Federal, state, and local governments share responsibility in preparing for catastrophic terrorist attacks. Because the national security threat is diffuse and the challenge is highly intergovernmental, national policymakers must formulate strategies with a firm understanding of the interests, capacity, and challenges in addressing these issues. Key aspects of this strategy should include a defini...
Combating Terrorism: Intergovernmental Partnership in a National Strategy to Enhance State and Local Preparedness
GAO-02-547T: Published: Mar 22, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 2002.
Federal, state, and local governments share responsibility for terrorist attacks. However, local government, including police and fire departments, emergency medical personnel, and public health agencies, is typically the first responder to an incident. The federal government historically has provided leadership, training, and funding assistance. In the aftermath of September 11, for instance, one...
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: Comments on Counterterrorism Leadership and National Strategy
GAO-01-556T: Published: Mar 27, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 2001.
The federal government will spend approximately $11 billion to combat terrorism In fiscal year 2001. In the event of a domestic terrorist incident, state and local governments have the primary responsibility for managing the consequences of a terrorist attack. However, the federal government can assist state and local authorities if they lack the capability to respond adequately. On the basis of p...
Aviation Security: Long-Standing Problems Impair Airport Screeners' Performance
RCED-00-75: Published: Jun 28, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of screening checkpoints at airports, focusing on the: (1) causes of screeners' problems in detecting dangerous objects and the efforts of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to address these problems; and (2) screening practices of selected foreign countries and the potential for using these practices to help improve screen...
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,...