Law enforcement (31 - 40 of 67 items)
D.C. Criminal Justice System: Better Coordination Needed Among Participating Agencies
GAO-01-708T: Published: May 11, 2001. Publicly Released: May 11, 2001.
Every criminal justice system faces coordination challenges. However, the unique structure and funding of the D.C. criminal justice system, in which federal and D.C. jurisdictional boundaries and dollars are blended, creates additional challenges. The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) has played a useful role in addressing such coordination challenges, especially in areas in which agenc...
Research and Development: Counterdrug Technology Assessment Center's Process for Funding Projects
AIMD-99-277R: Published: Sep 24, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the process that the Office of National Drug Control Policy's (ONDCP) Counterdrug Technology Assessment Center (CTAC) uses to fund research and development (R&D) projects.GAO noted that: (1) CTAC relies on support agents to provide technical and administrative contract support on R&D projects; (2) technical support includes: (a) monitoring a projec...
Drug Control: Planned Actions Should Clarify Counterdrug Technology Assessment Center's Impact
GGD-98-28: Published: Feb 3, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the operations and contributions of the Counterdrug Technology Assessment Center (CTAC), focusing on: (1) how CTAC coordinates its counterdrug research and development (R&D) efforts with other federal agencies to address counterdrug R&D needs that are not being met by other agencies and to avoid unnecessary duplication; and (2) what contributions C...
Customs Service: Comments on Strategic Plan and Resource Allocation Process
T-GGD-98-15: Published: Oct 16, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1997.
GAO discussed the strategic plan submitted by the U.S. Customs Service, as required by the Government Performance and Results Act.GAO noted that: (1) the Customs Service's plan addresses the required elements; (2) it also contains a discussion of management challenges but, in GAO's opinion, does not adequately recognize Customs' need to improve its financial management and internal control systems...
Investigators' Guide to Sources of Information
OSI-97-2: Published: Apr 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1997.
GAO presented an investigative tool for identifying sources of information about people, property, business, and finance. The guide includes an index to locate sources of information about a topic that may be discussed in one or more places in the guide, and a chapter on how to use the Internet to gather information valuable to the investigative process. In many cases, information in the sources c...
Federal Law Enforcement: Information on Certain Agencies' Criminal Investigative Personnel and Salary Costs
T-GGD-96-38: Published: Nov 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed: (1) the composition and salary costs of certain federal law enforcement personnel; and (2) duplication of effort among federal agencies with criminal investigative authority. GAO noted that: (1) as of March 31, 1995, 33 federal agencies had 65,194 civilian employees covered by law enforcement retirement or special pay; (2) annual salary costs for...
INS Drug Task Force Activities: Federal Agencies Supportive of INS Efforts
GGD-94-143: Published: Jul 7, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) participation in the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), focusing on INS: (1) staffing and efforts for OCDETF in pilot cities and nonpilot cities; and (2) responsiveness to inquiries from law enforcement organizations and participation in OCDETF criminal investigations.GAO found t...
Investigators' Guide to Sources of Information
OSI-92-1: Published: Jan 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1992.
GAO provided a collection of information sources and the types of information they provide to assist investigators in locating data...
Program Fraud: Implementation of the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986
AFMD-91-73: Published: Sep 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' implementation of the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986 (PFCRA) which provides agencies with an administrative remedy for small-value fraud cases that the Department of Justice declines to pursue under criminal and civil statutes prohibiting false claims and statements.GAO found that: (1) the eight agencies reviewed issued...
Drug Enforcement: Improving Management of Assistance to High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas
T-GGD-91-53: Published: Jul 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1991.
GAO reviewed the Office of National Drug Control Policy's (ONDCP) administration of federal assistance to localities with severe drug trafficking problems, focusing on: (1) the extent to which decisions on how best to spend High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) funds were based on collaboration among federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies; (2) how the $25 million in fiscal year...