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DHS Security Preparations for the January 6 Attack at the Capitol

Posted on August 24, 2021

Was the Department of Homeland Security adequately prepared for the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol? On August 9, we issued our first report on what happened before and on January 6—examining the preparation, coordination and response of federal, state, and local authorities.

To learn more, read our report or watch the below interview broadcast on Government Matters with GAO’s Triana McNeil, who led this new work.

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