U.S. Secret Service (1 - 10 of 48 items)
Presidential Travel: Estimated Costs for a Specific Presidential Trip to Illinois and Florida
GAO-17-24: Published: Oct 11, 2016. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 2016.
GAO estimated that the major costs incurred by the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the President's travel to Chicago, Illinois, and Palm Beach, Florida, from February 15, 2013, through February 18, 2013, were about $3.6 million, of which about $2.8 million in costs were incurred by DOD and $0.77 million by DHS (specifically, the U.S. Coast Guard and U...
U.S. Secret Service: Data Analyses Could Better Inform the Domestic Field Office Structure
GAO-16-288: Published: Feb 10, 2016. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 2016.
From fiscal years 2009 through 2014, the annual cost of the U.S. Secret Service's domestic field office structure—including 115 field offices, resident offices, and resident agencies—ranged from $500 million to $549 million, but the Secret Service did not accurately record cost data for some offices. GAO determined that although the Secret Service's cost data were reasonably reliable in the ag...
Capitol Police: Retirement Benefits, Pay, Duties, and Attrition Compared to Other Federal Police Forces
GAO-12-58: Published: Jan 24, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 2012.
USCP generally has enhanced retirement benefits, a higher minimum starting salary, and a wider variety of protective duties than other federal police forces in the DC metro area that GAO reviewed, but has similar employment requirements. Even though USCP, Park Police, Supreme Court Police, and Secret Service Uniformed Division are federal police forces, they provide enhanced retirement benefits si...
Secret Service: Additional Guidance Would Enhance Financial Management and Communication of Candidate Protection Spending to Congress
GAO-10-762: Published: Jun 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2010.
Due to the unprecedented pace and crowds of the 2008 presidential campaign, the U.S. Secret Service (Secret Service), a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), exceeded its budgeted amount for fiscal year 2009 presidential candidate nominee protection funding, but did not notify Congress of this shortfall (fiscal year 2009 shortfall) until June 2009--5 months after the Inauguration...
Investigations of Terrorist Financing, Money Laundering, and Other Financial Crimes
GAO-04-464R: Published: Feb 20, 2004. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 2004.
After the tragic events of September 11, 2001, federal efforts to wage a seamless, coordinated campaign against sources of terrorist financing became critically important. In May 2003, the Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security signed a Memorandum of Agreement (Agreement) concerning terrorist financing investigations, which contained a number of provisions designed to resolve juri...
Coin and Currency Production: Issues Concerning Who Should Provide Security
GAO-03-696: Published: Jul 18, 2003. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 2003.
The U.S. Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), which produce the nation's coins and currency, provide their own security and have experienced some problems with theft by employees. Although security is necessary to carry out the agencies' missions, their primary function is producing money. In light of these thefts, a congressional committee asked GAO whether the Mint and BEP should...
Combating Child Pornography: Federal Agencies Coordinate Law Enforcement Efforts, but an Opportunity Exists for Further Enhancement
GAO-03-272: Published: Dec 2, 2002. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 2002.
The trafficking of child pornography through increasingly sophisticated electronic media, including Internet chat rooms, newsgroups, and peer-to-peer networks, has made such images more readily accessible. These technological advances have created more challenges for law enforcement, including requiring effective coordination to combat this crime. The federal law enforcement agencies that play a r...
Human Capital: The Role of the Ombudsmen in Dispute Resolution
GAO-01-466: Published: Apr 13, 2001. Publicly Released: May 15, 2001.
Federal agencies have created ombudsmen offices to expedite the resolution of employees' complaints about workplace issues. An ombudsman provides an informal alternative to more formal administrative processes in the workplace, using various techniques and often working "outside the box" to deal with conflicts and other organizational disputes. GAO found that the number of ombudsman offices handli...
District of Columbia: Receiver's Plan to Return Control of Mental Health Commission Is Evolving
GAO-01-157: Published: Oct 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 2000.
The failure by the District of Columbia's Commission on Mental Health Services to provide community-based mental health services, as required by a 1974 court ruling, prompted a judge to appoint a receiver to carry out the court's order. Control of mental health services is scheduled to be returned to the Commission in April 2001. Although the transitional receiver is developing a plan to enhance t...
Security Protection: Standardization Issues Regarding Protection of Executive Branch Officials
GGD/OSI-00-139: Published: Jul 11, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed security protection for selected officials from all of the civilian executive branches from fiscal years 1997 through 1999, focusing on: (1) how many federal government officials were protected, who protected them, and how many security personnel protected them; (2) the cost to protect these officials; (3) under what legal authorities were agencies...