Reports

Combating Nuclear Smuggling - a GAO (Government Accountability Office) Report

DHS's cost-benefit analysis to support the purchase of new radiation-detection portal monitors was not based on available performance data and did not fully evaluate all of the monitors' costs and benefits.

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GAO (Government Accountability Office) - Nuclear Nonproliferation: IAEA Safeguards and Other Measures to Halt the Spread of Nuclear Weapons and Material

IAEA has taken steps to strengthen safeguards, including conducting more intrusive inspections, to seek assurances that countries are not developing clandestine weapons programs.

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GAO (Government Accountability Office) - Grants Management: Enhancing Performance Accountability Provisions Could Lead to Better Results

Read on to view the five key strategies that appear to facilitate the effective design and implementation of performance accountability mechanisms for grant management.

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Report Published on Emergency Response to London Bombings

A report found that the emergency response to the 7/7 bombings in London was sound, and that there were acts of bravery by many. This report also highlights areas of response which could have been improved.

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GAO - Combating Nuclear Terrorism

This report discusses the capabilities and assets DOE has to prevent and respond to potential nuclear and radiological attacks in the U.S., the physical security measures in place at DOE's two key emergency response facilities.

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Non-Homeland Security Performance Measures Are Generally Sound, But Opportunities for Improvement Exist

The GAO (Government Accountability Office) made recommendations to clarify, develop targets, establish criteria, and review external data for certain performance measures and improve the Coast Guard's overall reporting of results.

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National Strategy For Combating Terrorism

This updated White House strategy sets the course for winning the War on Terror. It builds directly from the National Security Strategy issued in March 2006 as well as the February 2003 National Strategy for Combating Terrorism.

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GAO - Stabilizing Iraq: An Assessment of the Security Situation

"In this statement, we discuss: (1) the trends in the security environment in Iraq; and (2) progress in developing Iraqi security forces, as reported by the Departments of Defense (DOD) and State."

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Protecting Against Terrorism

This is a general protective security advice from the U.K.'s MI5's National Security Advice Centre. It is aimed at businesses and organizations seeking to reduce the risk of a terrorist attack, or to limit the damage terrorism might cause.

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Audit of the National Urban Search and Rescue Response System

Office of the Inspector General report on the lack of funding and staffing to the Urban Search and Rescue teams. Included are recommendations for FEMA to improve the administration and funding for these task forces.

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