Homeland Security: Information Technology Funding and Associated Management Issues

GAO-03-250 Published: Dec 13, 2002. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 2003.
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Information technology (IT) will play a critical role in strengthening our nation's homeland security against potential future attacks. Specifically, IT will help enable the nation to identify potential threats, share information more readily, provide mechanisms to protect our homeland, and develop response capabilities. The Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs requested that we identify, for fiscal years 2002 and 2003, IT funding targeted for purposes related to homeland security in those departments and agencies that play a key role in this mission area and, using our prior work, report on the IT management issues facing these organizations. In commenting on a draft of this report, agencies provided technical comments that were incorporated in the report, as appropriate.

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