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The number of people U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) apprehended on the southwest border more than doubled to 850,000 from FY 2018 to 2019.
CBP hired a contractor to put up a temporary facility in Tornillo, Texas, capable of holding 2,500.
What GAO Found Seven designated agencies--the Departments of Homeland Security, Justice, Defense, Commerce, Energy, and the Treasury, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence--developed government-wide policies, procedures, and guidelines to assist federal and nonfederal entities in their...
What GAO Found Reliance on a global supply chain introduces multiple risks to federal information systems. Supply chain threats are present during the various phases of an information system's development life cycle and could create an unacceptable risk to federal agencies.
What GAO Found The federal government spent about 75 percent of the total amount budgeted for information technology (IT) for fiscal year 2015 on operations and maintenance (O&M) investments. Such spending has increased over the past 7 fiscal years, which has resulted in a $7.
What GAO FoundThe threats to systems supporting critical infrastructures are evolving and growing. In testimony, the Director of National Intelligence noted a dramatic increase in cyber activity targeting U.S. computers and systems, including a more than tripling of the volume of malicious software.
In the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, concerns have been raised that the nation's shipments of hazardous materials by rail may be vulnerable to terrorist attack. Millions of tons of hazardous materials are shipped yearly across the United States.