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Homeland Security: Some Progress Made, but Many Challenges Remain on U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology Program
GAO-05-202: Published: Feb 23, 2005. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 2005.
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 travel to the United States. By congressional mandate, DHS is to develop and submit for approval an expenditure plan for US-VISIT that satisfies cer...
Homeland Security: Further Action Needed to Promote Successful Use of Special DHS Acquisition Authority
GAO-05-136: Published: Dec 15, 2004. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 2004.
The Homeland Security Act of 2002 authorized the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish a pilot program for the use of acquisition agreements known as "other transactions." Because they are exempt from many of the requirements that apply to government contracts, other transactions can be useful in acquiring cutting-edge technologies from entities that traditionally have declined to do...
Terrorism Insurance: Effects of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002
GAO-04-720T: Published: Apr 28, 2004. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 2004.
After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, insurance coverage for terrorism largely disappeared. Congress passed the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) in 2002 to help commercial property-casualty policyholders obtain terrorism insurance and give the insurance industry time to develop mechanisms to provide such insurance after the act expires on December 31, 2005. Under TRIA, the Departme...
Combating Terrorism: Federal Agencies Face Continuing Challenges in Addressing Terrorist Financing and Money Laundering
GAO-04-501T: Published: Mar 4, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 2004.
The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks highlighted the importance of data collection, information sharing, and coordination within the U.S. government. Such efforts are important whether focused on terrorism or as an integral part of a broader strategy for combating money laundering. In this testimony, GAO addresses (1) the challenges the U.S. government faces in deterring terrorists' use of al...
Homeland Security: Justice Department's Project to Interview Aliens after September 11, 2001
GAO-03-459: Published: Apr 11, 2003. Publicly Released: May 9, 2003.
As one response to the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Department of Justice (DOJ) initiated a project to interview aliens whose characteristics were similar to those responsible for the attacks. The purpose was to determine what knowledge the aliens might have of terrorists and terrorist activities. GAO was asked to (1) determine the criteria DOJ used in compiling the list of aliens to be qu...