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Cybercrime: Public and Private Entities Face Challenges in Addressing Cyber Threats
GAO-07-705: Published: Jun 22, 2007. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 2007.
Computer interconnectivity has produced enormous benefits but has also enabled criminal activity that exploits this interconnectivity for financial gain and other malicious purposes, such as Internet fraud, child exploitation, identity theft, and terrorism. Efforts to address cybercrime include activities associated with protecting networks and information, detecting criminal activity, investigati...
Inspectors General: Opportunities to Enhance Independence and Accountability
GAO-07-1089T: Published: Jul 11, 2007. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 2007.
The federal inspectors general (IG) play a critical role in addressing mismanagement of scarce taxpayer dollars. In the coming years, as we enter a period of escalating deficits and increasingly limited resources, GAO believes that the greatest single source of savings will come from bold, decisive efforts to transform what government does and how it does business, and to hold it accountable for r...
Border Patrol: Costs and Challenges Related to Training New Agents
GAO-07-997T: Published: Jun 19, 2007. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 2007.
In May 2006, the President called for comprehensive immigration reform that included strengthening control of the country's borders by, among other things, adding 6,000 new agents to the U.S. Border Patrol by the end of December 2008. This unprecedented 48 percent increase over 2 years raises concerns about the ability of the Border Patrol's basic training program to train these new agents. This t...
Intellectual Property: National Enforcement Strategy Needs Stronger Leadership and More Accountability
GAO-07-710T: Published: Apr 12, 2007. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 2007.
U.S. government efforts to protect and enforce intellectual property (IP) rights domestically and overseas are crucial to preventing billions of dollars in losses to U.S. industry and IP rights owners and to avoiding health and safety risks resulting from the trade in counterfeit and pirated goods. IP protection and enforcement cut across a wide range of U.S. agencies and a coordinating structure...
Homeland Security: Information on Training New Border Patrol Agents
GAO-07-540R: Published: Mar 30, 2007. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 2007.
The U.S. Border Patrol is responsible for patrolling 8,000 miles of the land and coastal borders of the United States to detect and prevent the illegal entry of aliens and contraband, including terrorists and weapons of mass destruction. Although the Border Patrol apprehends hundreds of thousands of people entering the country illegally each year, several hundreds of thousands more individuals suc...
Federal Law Enforcement: Results of Surveys of Federal Civilian Law Enforcement Components, an E-supplement to GAO-07-121
GAO-07-223SP: Published: Dec 19, 2006. Publicly Released: Dec 19, 2006.
This document presents selected results of GAO's surveys of 104 federal civilian components that employ law enforcement officers (LEO). We defined an LEO as a federal employee who is authorized to perform any of four specific functions: conduct criminal investigations, execute search warrants, make arrests, or carry firearms. The table presenting the selected results can be viewed by clicking on t...
Federal Law Enforcement: Survey of Federal Civilian Law Enforcement Functions and Authorities
GAO-07-121: Published: Dec 19, 2006. Publicly Released: Dec 19, 2006.
Law enforcement officers (LEOs) within the federal government play a key role in maintaining the safety and security of federal property, employees, and the general public. In this report, we describe the number of LEOs that federal civilian law enforcement components employed as of June 30, 2006; the federal job series classifications the components used to employ LEOs; and the sources of their p...
Intellectual Property: Strategy for Targeting Organized Piracy (STOP) Requires Changes for Long-Term Success
GAO-07-74: Published: Nov 8, 2006. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 2006.
U.S. government efforts to protect and enforce intellectual property (IP) rights are crucial to preventing billions of dollars in losses and mitigating health and safety risks from trade in counterfeit and pirated goods. These efforts are coordinated through the National Intellectual Property Law Enforcement Coordination Council (NIPLECC), created by Congress in 1999, and the Strategy for Targetin...
Afghanistan Drug Control: Despite Improved Efforts, Deteriorating Security Threatens Success of U.S. Goals
GAO-07-78: Published: Nov 15, 2006. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2006.
The prevalence of opium poppy cultivation and drug trafficking in Afghanistan imperils the stability of its government and threatens to turn the conflict-ridden nation once again into a safe haven for traffickers and terrorists. To combat the drug trade, the U.S. government developed a counternarcotics strategy consisting of five pillars--alternative livelihoods, elimination and eradication, inter...
Highlights of the Comptroller General's Panel on Federal Oversight and the Inspectors General
GAO-06-931SP: Published: Sep 11, 2006. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 2006.
The Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, (IG Act) created independent offices headed by inspectors general (IG) responsible for conducting and supervising audits and investigations; promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness; and preventing and detecting fraud and abuse in their agencies' programs and operations. To carry out the purposes of the act, the IGs have been granted authoriti...