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Department of Homeland Security: Addressing Management Challenges That Face Immigration Enforcement Agencies
GAO-05-664T: Published: May 5, 2005. Publicly Released: May 5, 2005.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) assumed responsibility for the immigration programs of the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) in 2003. The three DHS bureaus with primary responsibility for immigration functions are U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS). This testimony...
FBI Transformation: Data Inconclusive on Effects of Shift to Counterterrorism-Related Priorities on Traditional Crime Enforcement
GAO-04-1036: Published: Aug 31, 2004. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 2004.
As a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has committed to a transformation to increase its focus on national security. The FBI has shifted agent resources to its top priorities of counterterrorism, counterintelligence, and cyber crime. Some of these agent resources were shifted away from drug, white-collar, and violent crime enforcement...
Weapons Of Mass Destruction: Defense Threat Reduction Agency Addresses Broad Range of Threats, but Performance Reporting Can Be Improved
GAO-04-330: Published: Feb 13, 2004. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2004.
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), within the Department of Defense (DOD), plays a key role in addressing the threats posed by weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Since the September 11, 2001, attacks, the visibility of DTRA's role has increased as federal agencies and military commanders have looked to the agency for additional support and advice. GAO was asked to report on DTRA's (1) mis...
Congressional Oversight: Challenges for the 21st Century
T-OCG-00-11: Published: Jul 20, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the importance of congressional oversight and the challenges that face the 21st century.GAO noted that: (1) future fiscal challenges call for prudent stewardship of the national government to ensure delivery of the services that Americans need versus what they want, and considering what the government can collectively afford; (2) this affordabilit...
Observations on the Department of Justice's Fiscal Year 2000 Performance Plan
GGD-99-111R: Published: Jul 20, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's (DOJ) fiscal year (FY) 2000 performance plan, which was submitted to Congress in response to the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993, focusing on: (1) assessing the usefulness of the agency's plan for decisionmaking; and (2) identifying the degree of improvement the agency's FY 2000 performance plan represents...
U.S. Customs Service: Budget Authorization Issues
T-GGD-99-79: Published: Apr 13, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Customs Service's efforts to interdict drugs, combat corruption, and comply with the Government Performance and Results Act. GAO also discussed the basis for the $163-million access fee to be charged to nongoverment organizations for the use of Customs' automation systems.GAO noted that: (1) to balance the facilitation of trade through ports a...
Drug Control: An Overview of U.S. Counterdrug Intelligence Activities
NSIAD-98-142: Published: Jun 25, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated federal counterdrug intelligence coordination efforts, focusing on identifying: (1) organizations that collect or produce counterdrug intelligence; (2) the role of these organizations; (3) federal funding they receive; and (4) the number of personnel that support this function.GAO noted that: (1) more than 20 federal or federally funded organizati...
Energy, Resources, and Science Issue Area Plan: Fiscal Year 1997-99--1998 Update
IAP-98-20: Published: Jun 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1998.
GAO provided an update on its Energy, Resources, and Science issue area plan for fiscal years 1997 through 1999.GAO plans to examine the: (1) roles and missions of energy, natural resources, and science agencies, including a consideration of alternative ways to more effectively accomplish their goals and objectives; (2) opportunities to increase revenues or achieve economies and efficiencies throu...
Department of Education: Information Needs Are at the Core of Management Challenges Facing the Department
T-HEHS-98-124: Published: Mar 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1998.
GAO discussed the challenges the Department of Education faces in carrying out its mission efficiently and effectively and in improving its accountability for the results of its efforts.GAO noted that: (1) while the Department has developed and submitted to Congress its 5-year strategic plan and 1999 performance plan as required by the Government Performance and Results Act, much additional work n...
Department of Health and Human Services: Strategic Planning and Accountability Challenges
T-HEHS-98-96: Published: Feb 26, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1998.
GAO discussed the challenges the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) faces in carrying out its mission effectively and cost-efficiently and in improving its accountability for the results of its efforts and its stewardship of taxpayer dollars.GAO noted that: (1) considering the breadth and complexity of HHS' responsibilities, the size of its budget, and the importance of its programs, it...