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Combating Terrorism: Actions Needed to Improve DOD Antiterrorism Program Implementation and Management
GAO-01-909: Published: Sep 18, 2001. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 2001.
Despite the fact that the threat to domestic military installations is estimated to be low, events such as the bombings of the USS Cole, the World Trade Center, and the Pentagon illustrate that some threats are difficult, if not impossible, to predict. Therefore, an effective antiterrorism program that can reduce vulnerabilities to such attacks is becoming an important aspect of military operation...
Responses of Federal Agencies and Airports We Surveyed About Access Security Improvements
GAO-01-1069R: Published: Aug 31, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 2001.
Earlier this year, in response to concerns about the use of stolen or counterfeit law enforcement badges or credentials to gain access to secure government buildings and airports, GAO conducted an undercover operation during which GAO special agents gained entry into many federal sites and two commercial airports in the Washington, D.C., area and in Orlando, Florida. GAO surveyed these federal fac...
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: How Five Foreign Countries Are Organized to Combat Terrorism
NSIAD-00-85: Published: Apr 7, 2000. Publicly Released: May 8, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed five foreign countries' efforts to combat terrorism, focusing on: (1) how other governments are organized to combat terrorism; and (2) how they allocate their resources to combat terrorism.GAO noted that: (1) the countries generally have the majority of organizations used to combat terrorism under one lead government ministry; (2) however, because...
Aviation Security: Slow Progress in Addressing Long-Standing Screener Performance Problems
T-RCED-00-125: Published: Mar 16, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed airport screeners' role in enforcing aviation security, focusing on: (1) the causes of screener performance problems in detecting threat objects; (2) the status of efforts being made by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to address these causes; and (3) the screening practices in five other countries as compared with the United States.GAO n...
Aviation Security: FAA's Deployments of Equipment to Detect Traces of Explosives
RCED-99-32R: Published: Nov 13, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) deployments of explosives trace detection equipment at the nation's busiest airports, focusing on: (1) the status of FAA's deployments of the trace detection equipment, including whether all of the 19 category X or 60 category 1 airports, the largest and busiest airports, are...
Aviation Security: Progress Being Made, but Long-term Attention Is Needed
T-RCED-98-190: Published: May 14, 1998. Publicly Released: May 14, 1998.
GAO discussed its recent review of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) implementation of five key initiatives: automated passenger profiling, explosives detection technologies, passenger-bag match, vulnerability assessments, and certification of screening companies and improvement of screeners' performance.GAO noted that: (1) FAA has made some progress in five critical areas as recommended...
Aviation Security: FAA's Procurement of Explosives Detection Devices
RCED-97-111R: Published: May 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) procurement of explosives detection devices at U.S. airports, focusing on: (1) how FAA is determining which explosives detection devices to purchase and where to deploy them; and (2) the extent to which FAA's purchase and deployment of these devices is adhering to its Acquisition Management System, which...
Aviation Security: Commercially Available Advanced Explosives Detection Devices
RCED-97-119R: Published: Apr 24, 1997. Publicly Released: May 7, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided updated information on commercially available advanced explosives detection devices that can be used to screen checked baggage, carry-on items, passengers, cargo, and mail.GAO noted that: (1) a number of advanced explosives detection devices are commercially available that can increase the probability of detecting concealed explosives; (2) however,...
Aviation Security: Posting Notices at Domestic Airports
RCED-97-88R: Published: Mar 25, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) security assessments at foreign and domestic airports, focusing on the: (1) bases for security assessments at foreign and domestic airports, and how they differ; and (2) views and opinions of the aviation community on a policy that would require FAA to post public notices in domestic airports about the se...