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The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks precipitated a shift in how the FBI uses its investigative resources to prevent future terrorist incidents. The attacks led to the FBI's commitment to reorganize and transform itself.
On September 25, 2003, we issued our report on efforts by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to develop a corporate blueprint--commonly called an enterprise architecture--to guide and constrain its information technology (IT) systems modernization.
The Department of the Interior is responsible for diverse and complex missions ranging from managing America's public lands, mineral and water resources, and wildlife to providing satellite data to the military and scientific communities.
The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) invests hundreds of millions of dollars each year in information technology (IT) to help (1) prevent aliens from entering the United States illegally and remove aliens who succeed in doing so and (2) provide services or benefits to facilitate entry, residence,...
GAO presented a brief history of the first 70 years of GAO, focusing on: (1) the expanding role of GAO in the federal government; (2) its evolution from a voucher-checking staff to one of the most respected audit organizations in the world; and (3) its values and cultures.
GAO commented on the Department of Justice's (DOJ) refusal to participate in the GAO review of executive branch compliance with certain congressional requests for documents. DOJ believed that the review exceeded GAO authority and conflicted with congressional responsibilities.