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Drug Interdiction: Should the Customs Command and Control Program Be Continued as Currently Evolving?
GGD-88-113: Published: Jul 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. Customs Service's development of its Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Program, intended to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of federal drug interdiction efforts.GAO found that Customs: (1) constructed two centers, and plans to construct a third, to aid in identifying possible smugglers, coordinating intercep...
Paul G. Dembling
OP-6-OH: Published: Sep 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1988.
GAO presented a transcript of a videotape interview of Paul G. Dembling, who served GAO as General Counsel from 1969 through 1978, as part of its program to record key government officials' observations and impressions and ensure the systematic recording of the bases for policy decisions and other important events for posterity...
Alaskan Offshore Shipping: Changing Federal Regulation and Service
RCED-88-114BR: Published: Aug 9, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the divided regulation of ocean transportation between Alaska and the U.S. mainland, to determine how: (1) the divided offshore regulatory system developed; and (2) Alaskan offshore regulation and service have changed under the divided system.GAO found that: (1) before the early 1960's, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) was responsible for o...
[Comments on Procedures for Bid Protests Involving Allegations of Fraud]
B-208159.13: Published: Jul 15, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on its procedures for handling bid protests involving allegations of fraud or other criminal misconduct. GAO noted that: (1) it receives very few protests based on such allegations; and (2) when such allegations appear to be potentially meritorious, it refers the cases to the Department of Justice, the agency Inspector General, or it...
Federal Drug Abuse Control Policy and the Role of the Military in Antidrug Efforts
T-GGD-88-38: Published: Jun 8, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1988.
GAO discussed the federal government's antidrug efforts, including the military's role. GAO noted that federal efforts: (1) originally focused on drug supply reduction but later expanded to include drug demand reduction; (2) have received steadily increased funding; (3) are frequently ineffective in combatting increasingly sophisticated drug production, smuggling, and trafficking techniques; and (...
Drug Interdiction: Operation Autumn Harvest: A National Guard-Customs Antismuggling Effort
GGD-88-86: Published: Jun 2, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO assessed the National Guard Bureau's and the Customs Service's joint drug interdiction operation along the Arizona-Mexico border.GAO found that: (1) Operation Autumn Harvest did not meet its primary objective of interdicting drug smugglers; (2) of the six suspected drug smugglers Customs intercepted, none carried drugs; and (3) although the operation fail...
National Drug Policy Board: Leadership Evolving, Greater Role in Developing Budgets Possible
GGD-88-24: Published: Feb 12, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the activities of the National Drug Policy Board, focusing on the Board's role in several federal drug law enforcement initiatives.GAO found that the Board: (1) helped ensure coordination among the federal agencies involved in drug law enforcement; (2) established a mechanism for collecting information on drug seizures and resolved conflicts among...
Drug Investigations: Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program: A Coordinating Mechanism
GGD-86-73BR: Published: Jul 17, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) program and provided information on: (1) the drug problem in the United States; (2) the OCDETF program's role in combating the problem; and (3) how OCDETF operates.The OCDETF mission is to identify, investigate, and prosecute high-level members of drug trafficking enterprises and to destro...
Customs Service's Participation in Followup Investigations of Drug Smuggling Interdictions in South Florida
GGD-84-37: Published: Jul 18, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO investigated federal followup investigations of drug smuggling interdictions in South Florida to determine whether: (1) the followup investigations provided valuable information for use in future interdictions; and (2) the authority to conduct followup narcotics investigations in South Florida should be considered for expansion to other areas of the coun...
Stronger Direction Needed for the National Earthquake Program
RCED-83-103: Published: Jul 26, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) evaluated efforts by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to carry out the role assigned to it by statutory law; (2) described federal activities to assist state and local governments with earthquake response planning; and (3) discussed why a prediction system has not been developed.GAO found that FEMA, the lead agency for the National Earthq...