Program management (71 - 80 of 80 items)
Coast Guard: Observations on Agency Performance, Operations and Future Challenges
GAO-06-448T: Published: Jun 15, 2006. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 2006.
The Coast Guard's fiscal year 2007 budget request total $8.4 billion, an increase of 4 percent ($328 million) over the approved budget for fiscal year 2006 and a slowing of the agency's budget increases over the past 2 fiscal years. This testimony, which is based on both current and past GAO work, synthesizes the results of these reviews as they pertain to meeting performance goals, adjusting to a...
Homeland Security: Recommendations to Improve Management of Key Border Security Program Need to Be Implemented
GAO-06-296: Published: Feb 14, 2006. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 2006.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has established a program--the U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT)--to collect, maintain, and share information, including biometric identifiers, on selected foreign nationals entering and exiting the United States. US-VISIT uses these identifiers (digital fingerscans and photographs) to screen persons against watch lists and...
Homeland Security: Visitor and Immigrant Status Program Operating, but Management Improvements Are Still Needed
GAO-06-318T: Published: Jan 25, 2006. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 2006.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has established a program--the U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT)--to collect, maintain, and share information, including biometric identifiers, on selected foreign nationals who enter and exit the United States. US-VISIT uses these biometric identifiers (digital fingerscans and photographs) to screen persons against watch li...
State Department: Stronger Action Needed to Improve Oversight and Assess Risks of the Summer Work Travel and Trainee Categories of the Exchange Visitor Program
GAO-06-106: Published: Oct 14, 2005. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 2005.
Exchange programs, which bring over 280,000 foreign visitors to the United States annually, are widely recognized as an effective way to expose citizens of other countries to the American people and culture. Past GAO and the Department of State (State) Office of Inspector General reviews have reported that some exchange visitors have participated in unauthorized activities and cited problems in th...
DOD Excess Property: Management Control Breakdowns Result in Substantial Waste and Inefficiency
GAO-05-729T: Published: Jun 7, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 2005.
GAO was asked to assess the overall economy and efficiency of the Department of Defense (DOD) program for excess property reutilization (reuse). Specifically, GAO was asked to determine (1) whether and to what extent the program included waste and inefficiency and (2) root causes of any waste and inefficiency. GAO was also asked to provide detailed examples of waste and inefficiency and the relate...
Homeland Security: Overview of Department of Homeland Security Management Challenges
GAO-05-573T: Published: Apr 20, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 2005.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plays a key role in coordinating the nation's homeland security efforts with stakeholders in the federal, state, local, and private sectors. While GAO has conducted numerous reviews of specific DHS missions, such as border and transportation security and emergency preparedness, this testimony addresses overall DHS management issues. This testimony addresse...
Homeland Security: DHS Needs a Strategy to Use DOE's Laboratories for Research on Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Detection and Response Technologies
GAO-04-653: Published: May 24, 2004. Publicly Released: May 24, 2004.
Success in the war against terrorism requires the United States to effectively research, develop, and deploy technologies to detect and respond to the use of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons. The Homeland Security Act of 2002 gave the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) the ability to use laboratories owned by the Department of Energy (DOE) to conduct research and development (R&D) of t...
Homeland Security: Risks Facing Key Border and Transportation Security Program Need to Be Addressed
GAO-03-1083: Published: Sep 19, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 2003.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plans to establish a program to strengthen management of the pre-entry, entry, status, and exit of foreign nationals who travel to the United States. The goals of the program, known as the United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT), are to facilitate legitimate trade and travel, enhance national security, and adhere to U.S....
Aviation Security: Corrective Actions Underway, but Better Inspection Guidance Still Needed
RCED-88-160: Published: Aug 23, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Civil Aviation Security Program to determine the effectiveness of FAA inspection efforts to identify and rectify domestic security deficiencies.GAO reviewed inspection programs at six large airports and found that: (1) FAA lacked adequate controls over personnel identification systems and air operatio...
Aviation Security: Improved Controls Needed To Prevent Unauthorized Access at Key Airports
RCED-88-86: Published: Jan 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1988.
GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) domestic civil aviation security program.GAO found that, at the nation's highest-risk airports, aviation services firms: (1) could not properly account for their terminated employees' identification badges; (2) failed to challenge unidentified personnel who gained access to restricted airport areas; and (3) allowed employees with identificat...