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Department of Homeland Security: Progress Report on Implementation of Mission and Management Functions
GAO-07-1081T: Published: Sep 6, 2007. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 2007.
The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) recent 4-year anniversary provides an opportunity to reflect on the progress DHS has made. The creation of DHS was one of the largest federal reorganizations in the last several decades, and GAO has reported that it was an enormous management challenge and that the size, complexity, and importance of the effort made the challenge especially daunting and...
Homeland Security: Management and Programmatic Challenges Facing the Department of Homeland Security
GAO-07-833T: Published: May 10, 2007. Publicly Released: May 10, 2007.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plays a key role in leading and coordinating--with stakeholders in the federal, state, local, and private sectors--the nation's homeland security efforts. GAO has conducted numerous reviews of DHS management functions as well as programs including transportation and border security, immigration enforcement and service delivery, and disaster preparation and...
Homeland Security: Applying Risk Management Principles to Guide Federal Investments
GAO-07-386T: Published: Feb 7, 2007. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2007.
Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the subsequent creation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the federal government has provided DHS with more than $130 billion in budget authority to make investments in homeland security. However, as GAO has reported, this federal financial assistance has not been guided by a clear risk-based strategic plan that fully applies risk...
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...
Coast Guard: Observations on Agency Priorities in Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Request
GAO-05-364T: Published: Mar 17, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 2005.
The Coast Guard's budget has steadily increased in recent years, reflecting the agency's need to address heightened homeland security responsibilities while also addressing traditional programs such as rescuing mariners in distress and protecting important fishing grounds. The fiscal year 2006 budget request, which totals $8.1 billion, reflects an increase of $570 million over the previous year. G...
Border Security: New Policies and Increased Interagency Coordination Needed to Improve Visa Process
GAO-03-1013T: Published: Jul 15, 2003. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 2003.
Since September 11, 2001, visa operations have played an increasingly important role in ensuring the national security of the United States. The Departments of State, Homeland Security, and Justice, as well as other agencies, are involved in the visa process. Each plays an important role in making security decisions so that potential terrorists do not enter the country. In two GAO reports, we asse...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of Homeland Security
GAO-03-102: Published: Jan 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 2003.
The new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) faces unique opportunities and risks for ensuring the nation's homeland security. The implementation and transformation of DHS will be complex, and the components being merged into the new department already face a wide array of existing challenges. The information GAO presents in this report is intended to sustain congressional attention and a departm...
Coast Guard: Actions Needed to Mitigate Deepwater Project Risks
GAO-01-659T: Published: May 3, 2001. Publicly Released: May 3, 2001.
The Coast Guard is in the final stages of planning the largest procurement project in its history--the Deepwater Capability Replacement Project. This project will likely cost over $10 billion or more and take 20 years or more to complete. The Coast Guard has already spent about $116 million on the project's design and is asking for $338 million this year to begin the acquisition phase. This testim...