Federal agencies (31 - 38 of 38 items)
Homeland Security: Further Actions Needed to Coordinate Federal Agencies' Facility Protection Efforts and Promote Key Practices
GAO-05-49: Published: Nov 30, 2004. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 2005.
The war on terrorism has made physical security for federal facilities a governmentwide concern. The Interagency Security Committee (ISC), which is chaired by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is tasked with coordinating federal agencies' facility protection efforts, developing protection standards, and overseeing implementation. GAO's objectives were to (1) assess ISC's progress in fulfi...
Homeland Security: Information Sharing Responsibilities, Challenges, and Key Management Issues
GAO-03-715T: Published: May 8, 2003. Publicly Released: May 8, 2003.
The Homeland Security Act of 2002, which created the Department of Homeland Security, brought together 22 diverse organizations to help prevent terrorist attacks in the United States, reduce the vulnerability of the United States to terrorist attacks, and minimize damage and assist in recovery from attacks that do occur. To accomplish this mission, the act established specific homeland security re...
Combating Terrorism: Federal Response Teams Provide Varied Capabilities; Opportunities Remain to Improve Coordination
GAO-01-14: Published: Nov 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Jan 3, 2001.
Eight federal agencies now have teams that can respond to a terrorist attack involving chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear weapons. Each team varies in size, structure, geographical scope, and task. The teams do not duplicate one another. They have unique capabilities and functions, and many have experience dealing with different types of agents and weapons. The type of terrorist incide...
Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Leadership and Partnerships Result in Limited Rollover Disruptions
T-AIMD-00-70: Published: Jan 27, 2000. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the change of century rollover, focusing on: (1) the reporting structure established by the government to obtain information on year 2000-related failures during the rollover period; (2) examples of year 2000 errors and their resolution; and (3) lessons from the year 2000 effort that can be carried forward to improve the management of information...
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...
Directory For Financial Managers
145125: Jan 1, 1991
The Joint Financial Management Improvement Program, a joint cooperative undertaking working to improve financial management practices throughout government, presented its directory for financial managers to facilitate and improve communication among federal financial managers and to promote a better climate for good financial management...
Coast Guard: Federal Costs Resulting From the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
RCED-90-91FS: Published: Jan 26, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Exxon Valdez oil spill, focusing on: (1) estimated costs incurred by federal agencies; (2) the approaches agencies used to pursue reimbursement from the responsible oil company; and (3) the amount agencies have been reimbursed.GAO noted that: (1) nine agencies incurred cleanup, damage assessment, and other costs totalling $125.2...
United States Government Agencies' Relations With Canada and Mexico
ID-79-57: Published: Sep 27, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1979.
A questionnaire was sent to 71 Federal agencies having contact with Canada or Mexico in order to determine how U.S. Government agencies are organized to deal with these two countries. Frequent contact with the governments of both countries was reported by 31 agencies.Responses to the questionnaire showed that approximately three-fourths of the respondents coordinate their activities with the Depar...