Emergency preparedness (81 - 84 of 84 items)
Combating Terrorism: Use of National Guard Response Teams Is Unclear
T-NSIAD-99-184: Published: Jun 23, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the use of National Guard Response Teams in combating terrorism, focusing on: (1) the role of the National Guard Rapid Assessment and Initial Detection (RAID) teams in response plans as understood by local, state, and federal officials; (2) other response assets that can perform similar functions to the RAID teams; and (3) the RAID teams' responsi...
Combating Terrorism: Issues to Be Resolved to Improve Counterterrorism Operations
NSIAD-99-135: Published: May 13, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on interagency counterterrorist operations, focusing on: (1) how agencies worked together in counterterrorist operations and special events; (2) strengths and weaknesses of international and domestic counterterrorist exercises; and (3) agency and interagency processes to capture and share lessons learned.GAO noted that: (1) in the last...
Combating Terrorism: Observations on Federal Spending to Combat Terrorism
T-NSIAD/GGD-99-107: Published: Mar 11, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its work and observations on federal spending to combat terrorism, focusing on: (1) the foreign-origin and domestic terrorism threat; (2) program growth and other issues raised throughout its work on combating terrorism; and (3) steps the executive branch has taken toward improving crosscutting management and coordination and provide some prelimin...
Combating Terrorism: Opportunities to Improve Domestic Preparedness Program Focus and Efficiency
NSIAD-99-3: Published: Nov 12, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the status and other aspects of the Domestic Preparedness Program, focusing on: (1) the training and other benefits offered to cities under the program; and (2) the methodology for designing and implementing the program, including the way in which cities were selected to participate, how cities' capabilities and needs were assessed, and the effec...