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To protect species that are at risk for extinction, the Endangered Species Act requires that federal agencies consult with the Fish and Wildlife Service or the National Marine Fisheries Service (the Services) to ensure that activities they authorize, fund, or conduct will not jeopardize endangered species...
Law enforcement use of closed-circuit television (CCTV) as a tool to fight crime and terrorism has become more prevalent over time. Civil liberties advocates have raised privacy concerns about its use.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the National Park Service's Gettysburg National Military Park and two of its partners--the Gettysburg National Military Park Advisory Commission and the Friends of the National Parks of Gettysburg, Inc.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated: (1) the Indian Health Service (IHS) award of Indian Health Professions Scholarships (graduate scholarships) pursuant to 25 U.S.C. section 1613a of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.
In response to a congressional request, questions were addressed concerning the responsibility of the Army Corps of Engineers to operate and maintain the streambank stabilization structures constructed within the boundaries of the Missouri National Recreational River.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the legal authority for issuing and enforcing regulations requiring universal seat belt use by motorists travelling on federally managed lands, particularly lands controlled by the Department of Defense (DOD) and the National Park Service.