Intergovernmental relations (41 - 48 of 48 items)
Combating Terrorism: Critical Components of a National Strategy to Enhance State and Local Preparedness
GAO-02-548T: Published: Mar 25, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 2002.
Federal, state, and local governments share responsibility in preparing for catastrophic terrorist attacks. Because the national security threat is diffuse and the challenge is highly intergovernmental, national policymakers must formulate strategies with a firm understanding of the interests, capacity, and challenges in addressing these issues. Key aspects of this strategy should include a defini...
Combating Terrorism: Intergovernmental Partnership in a National Strategy to Enhance State and Local Preparedness
GAO-02-547T: Published: Mar 22, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 2002.
Federal, state, and local governments share responsibility for terrorist attacks. However, local government, including police and fire departments, emergency medical personnel, and public health agencies, is typically the first responder to an incident. The federal government historically has provided leadership, training, and funding assistance. In the aftermath of September 11, for instance, one...
Homeland Security: Progress Made; More Direction and Partnership Sought
GAO-02-490T: Published: Mar 12, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 2002.
Enhancing homeland security is a complex effort that involves all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories; thousands of municipalities; and countless private entities. Since September 11, the nation has taken many actions to combat terrorism and enhance homeland security. It is well known that the U.S. military is conducting operations in Afghanistan. Various legislative and execu...
Combating Terrorism: Key Aspects of a National Strategy to Enhance State and Local Preparedness
GAO-02-473T: Published: Mar 1, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 2002.
Federal, state, and local governments share responsibility in preparing for catastrophic terrorist attacks. Because the national security threat is diffuse and the challenge is intergovernmental, national policymakers need a firm understanding of the interests, capacity, and challenges when formulating antiterrorism strategies. Key aspects of this strategy should include a definition and clarifica...
Bioterrorism: Review of Public Health Preparedness Programs
GAO-02-149T: Published: Oct 10, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 2001.
Federal research and preparedness activities related to bioterrorism center on detecting of such agents; developing new or improved vaccines, antibiotics, and antivirals; and developing performance standards for emergency response equipment. Preparedness activities include: (1) increasing federal, state, and local response capabilities; (2) developing response teams; (3) increasing the availabilit...
Combating Terrorism: Issues in Managing Counterterrorist Programs
T-NSIAD-00-145: Published: Apr 6, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed federal efforts to combat terrorism, focusing on the: (1) need to link threats to strategies and resources in federal efforts to combat terrorism; (2) need to improve federal and state intergovernmental coordination and program issues; and (3) findings of a report from the Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Invol...
Combating Terrorism: Observations on Crosscutting Issues
T-NSIAD-98-164: Published: Apr 23, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1998.
GAO discussed its work and observations on federal efforts to combat terrorism, focusing on the: (1) foreign-origin and domestic terrorism threat in the United States; and (2) origins and principles of the U.S. policy and strategy to combat terrorism.GAO noted that: (1) conventional explosives and firearms continue to be the weapons of choice for terrorists; (2) terrorists are less likely to use c...
Emergency Preparedness in the Washington Metropolitan Area
120819: Mar 16, 1983
Testimony was given on the results of GAO work on emergency preparedness plans in the Washington metropolitan area. GAO found that all jurisdictions had a plan and that each plan has recently been or is currently being revised. Although there has been little interjurisdictional coordination in plan development, the Council of Governments has been significantly involved in emergency preparedness an...