Interagency relations (51 - 60 of 128 items)
Federal Fugitives: More Timely Entry on National Wanted Person File Is Needed
GGD-96-64: Published: Feb 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) National Crime Information Center (NCIC) wanted person file, focusing on the: (1) length of time it takes federal law enforcement agencies to enter fugitives onto the file; (2) information that agencies have on data entry times and the means used to monitor entry times; and (3) agencies' plans to reduce entry delays.GAO found that: (1) FBI a...
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...
Drug War: Observations on U.S. International Drug Control Efforts
T-NSIAD-95-194: Published: Aug 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1995.
GAO discussed U.S. efforts to stop the production and trafficking of cocaine and heroin destined for the United States. GAO noted that: (1) the executive branch has refocused its international cocaine strategy from law enforcement and drug seizures in the transit zone to stopping drugs in the source countries, but it has had difficulties in shifting its resources; (2) a proposed heroin strategy wa...
Drug War: Observations on the U.S. International Drug Control Strategy
T-NSIAD-95-182: Published: Jun 27, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1995.
GAO discussed federal agencies' strategies and efforts to stop the production and trafficking of narcotics. GAO noted that: (1) cocaine interdiction efforts have been refocused from stopping cocaine in transit to stopping it in its source countries; (2) agencies are having difficulty shifting resources to source countries and are concerned that transit interdiction programs will be harmed by a lac...
U.S. Attorneys: More Accountability for Implementing Priority Programs Is Desirable
GGD-95-150: Published: Jun 23, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) how the Department of Justice (DOJ) communicates national priorities to its 93 U.S. Attorneys; (2) how U.S. Attorneys establish their priorities in conjunction with law enforcement agencies; and (3) what measures, if any, DOJ uses to assess U.S. Attorneys' effectiveness in meeting national priorities.GAO found that: (1) DOJ communicates broad,...
High Risk Series: Asset Forfeiture Programs
HR-95-7: Published: Feb 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1995.
GAO reviewed the U.S. Customs Service's and Department of Justice's (DOJ) management of property seized through their asset forfeiture programs.GAO found that: (1) the government has lost significant revenues because seized property has not been properly cared for; (2) despite legislation that requires Justice and the Department of the Treasury to develop a plan to consolidate their postseizure ad...
Electronic Surveillance: Technologies Continue to Pose Challenges
T-AIMD-94-173: Published: Aug 11, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1994.
GAO discussed proposed legislation to preserve law enforcement agencies' ability to conduct court-approved wire-taps. GAO noted that: (1) the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement agencies have reasonably defined their capability requirements for new telecommunications technologies, but they have yet to precisely define their capacity requirements; (2) the proposed legislation...
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...
Weed and Seed: Program Objectives
GGD-94-128R: Published: May 10, 1994. Publicly Released: May 10, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Justice's Operation Weed and Seed Program, intended to help communities weed out crime and seed sites with crime prevention programs, focusing on: (1) program effectiveness; (2) communities' satisfaction with the program; (3) activity funding; and (4) the program's federal and local management structure. GAO noted t...
Border Management: Dual Management Structure at Entry Ports Should End
T-GGD-94-34: Published: Dec 10, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 10, 1993.
GAO discussed the coordination of U.S. Customs Service and Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) operations at border crossing points and alternatives for improving those operations. GAO noted that: (1) although previous interagency agreements between Customs and INS have attempted to increase interagency coordination, enforcement and operating inefficiencies persist due to insufficient cro...