Reports

GAO - Visitor and Immigrant Status Program Operating, But Management Improvements Are Still Needed

DHS has more to do to implement GAO (Government Accountability Office) recommendations aimed at better ensuring that US-VISIT is maximizing its potential for success and holding itself accountable for results.

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GAO - Combating Terrorism, Determining and Reporting Federal Funding Data

"In 2002, GAO reported on the difficulties that the executive branch faced in reporting funding for combating terrorism to Congress (see GAO-03- 170). This report updates the information contained in the 2002 report..."

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National Homeland Security Academy Act of 2005 (Introduced in Senate)

In Senate Bill S.2158, the Senate finds that "homeland security poses a complex challenge for the Nation that can only be successfully addressed by the combined effort of Federal, State, and local governments and the private sector..."

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DCSINT Handbook No.104

Defense Support to Civil Authorities: WMD/E Consequence Management is a supplemental handbook that presents an appreciation of U.S. military forces and their roles as part of DoD support to Federal emergency-response in a terrorist WMD/E incident.

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GAO (Government Accountability Office): DHS Needs to Improve Ethics Related Management Controls for the Science Related Technology Directorate

The DHS S&T Directorate is working to improve its management controls to help guard against conflicts of interest for its IPA portfolio managers, GAO says, but it can do more.

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Federal Air Marshal Service Could Benefit from Improved Planning and Controls

GAO is recommending that the Secretary direct FAMS to improve management controls for recording, tracking, and addressing mission incidents and communicating the outcome of actions taken to address them.

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Better Strategic Planning Needed to Coordinate U.S. Efforts to Deliver Counter-Terrorism Financing Training and Technical Assistance Abroad

This report: (1) provides an overview of U.S. government efforts to combat terrorist financing abroad; and (2) examines U.S. government efforts to coordinate training and technical assistance.

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GAO Says Federal Action Needed to Strengthen Domestic Air Cargo Security

TSA has completed an air cargo strategic plan that outlined a threat-based risk management approach to secure the air cargo system by, among other things, targeting elevated risk cargo for inspection.

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GAO - ATF - Thefts of Explosives from State and Local Government Storage Facilities are Few, but May be Underreported.

"GAO is recommending that the Attorney General direct the ATF Director to clarify explosives incident reporting regulations to help ensure that all entities storing explosives..., understand their obligation to report all thefts or missing explosives."

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GAO - NUCLEAR NONPROLIFERATION - IAEA Has Strengthened Its Safeguards and Nuclear Security Programs, but Weaknesses Need to Be Addressed

This report (1) identifies the steps IAEA has taken to strengthen safeguards, (2) assesses the challenges in implementing strengthened safeguards, (3) identifies U.S. financial support for safeguards,...

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