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What GAO Found In response to GAO's survey about facial recognition technology (FRT) activities in fiscal year 2020, 18 of the 24 surveyed agencies reported using an FRT system, for one or more purposes, including: Digital access or cybersecurity.
What GAO Found The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has specific designations available for planned special events that bolster security-planning processes and coordination between federal, state, and local entities.
What GAO Found In 2018, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) temporarily classified fentanyl-related substances as Schedule I under the Controlled Substances Act, based on their chemical structure, designating them illicit drugs with high abuse potential and no medical use.
For the English version of this page, see GAO-21-322. Conclusiones de la GAO El tráfico de armas de fuego procedentes de origen estadounidense hacia México es una amenaza a la seguridad nacional, ya que facilita el comercio de drogas ilícitas y se ha vinculado con el crimen organizado.
Para la versión de esta página en español, ver a GAO-21-336. What GAO Found Trafficking of U.S.-sourced firearms into Mexico is a national security threat, as it facilitates the illegal drug trade and has been linked to organized crime.
What GAO Found In fiscal year 2019, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had detention contracts or agreements with 233 facilities, 185 of which it used to hold detainees, as shown below. U.S.
What GAO Found From October 2019 to March 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in coordination with the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), implemented expedited fear screening pilot programs.