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What GAO Found Based on our analysis, none of the five MDA schedules we reviewed fully met all nine of the schedule best practices, including the practice of capturing all activities. The schedules were inconsistent in meeting best practices, and some had major deficiencies.
Because terrorists do not operate on a 9-5 schedule, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its operational components have established information gathering and analysis centers that conduct activities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks highlighted the importance of data collection, information sharing, and coordination within the U.S. government. Such efforts are important whether focused on terrorism or as an integral part of a broader strategy for combating money laundering.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the recent experiences of individual onion growers in the proximity of Vidalia, Georgia, focusing on: (1) the experience of these growers with the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), the Department of Labor H-2A Agricultural Guestworker...