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Many federal agencies have specialized law enforcement teams trained and equipped for critical incidents such as hostage rescue. This report describes these federal tactical teams, including their deployments and equipment.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained pregnant women more than 4,600 times from 2016-2018. Most detentions lasted 1 week or less.
ICE has policies and standards related to the care for pregnant women that vary by facility type, with some having more requirements than others.
Extreme weather related to climate change potentially threatens utilities that produce drinking water and treat wastewater.
We examined federal technical and financial assistance to make such infrastructure more resilient to extreme weather and asked experts about additional options.
Federal Building Security: Actions Needed to Help Achieve Vision for Secure, Interoperable Physical Access Control
Efforts are underway to improve security with a government-wide approach to regulate access to controlled areas in federal buildings.
Are federal law enforcement agencies accurately reporting how much they spend on firearms, ammunition, and tactical equipment?
We found that federal agencies’ internal data on these purchases did not always match data that were publicly available on USASpending.gov.
What GAO Found The Departments of Homeland Security (DHS), Justice (DOJ), and State issued internal and public reports such as studies and progress updates, developed or revised policies, and took initial planning and programmatic actions to implement Executive Orders 13767, 13768, and 13780.
What GAO Found Law enforcement officers and agents from the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Justice (DOJ) cited a number of challenges in our discussion groups related to their response to incidents involving individuals with a mental illness.
What GAO Found Federal agencies spent more than $1.6 billion to purchase approximately 64,500 passenger vehicles and light trucks through the General Services Administration (GSA) from fiscal years 2011 through 2015.
What GAO Found GAO reported in March 2013 that the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and other agencies had not made progress toward achieving most of the goals in the 2010 National Drug Control Strategy (the Strategy) and ONDCP had established a new mechanism to monitor and assess progress....