Combating terrorism (61 - 70 of 82 items)
Combating Terrorism: Linking Threats to Strategies and Resources
T-NSIAD-00-218: Published: Jul 26, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the threat of terrorist attacks involving chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear (CBRN) materials, focusing on: (1) the threat and risk assessments to help develop a national strategy and help prioritize and focus program investments to combat terrorism; and (2) observations on how other countries allocate resources and determine funding p...
Combating Terrorism: How Five Foreign Countries Are Organized to Combat Terrorism
NSIAD-00-85: Published: Apr 7, 2000. Publicly Released: May 8, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed five foreign countries' efforts to combat terrorism, focusing on: (1) how other governments are organized to combat terrorism; and (2) how they allocate their resources to combat terrorism.GAO noted that: (1) the countries generally have the majority of organizations used to combat terrorism under one lead government ministry; (2) however, because...
Combating Terrorism: Comments on Bill H.R. 4210 to Manage Selected Counterterrorist Programs
T-NSIAD-00-172: Published: May 4, 2000. Publicly Released: May 4, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Terrorism Preparedness Act of 2000 (H.R. 4210), focusing on the new office it created to manage selected counterterrorist programs.GAO noted that: (1) overall, GAO believes that H.R. 4210 would address some of the problems of fragmentation and duplication that GAO and others have found in programs to combat terrorism; (2) specifically, the bil...
Combating Terrorism: Need to Eliminate Duplicate Federal Weapons of Mass Destruction Training
NSIAD-00-64: Published: Mar 21, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the potential for duplicative weapons of mass destruction training, focusing on: (1) the principal federal organizations that provide weapons of mass destruction training to first responders; (2) whether the training is well coordinated among federal organizations; and (3) actions being taken to improve the federal government's role...
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: Chemical and Biological Medical Supplies Are Poorly Managed
HEHS/AIMD-00-36: Published: Oct 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the federal government's management of chemical and biological medical supplies, focusing on the: (1) accuracy and currency of the inventory tracking systems for federal medical stockpiles that would be used to treat the civilian population following a chemical or biological terrorist attack; and (2) internal controls in place to manage the stockpi...
Combating Terrorism: Observations on the Threat of Chemical and Biological Terrorism
T-NSIAD-00-50: Published: Oct 20, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its observations on the threat of chemical and biological terrorism, focusing on the: (1) ease or difficulty for a terrorist to create mass casualties (defined as at least 1,000 deaths or illnesses) by making and using chemical or biological agents without the assistance of a state-sponsored program; and (2) need to use intelligence estimates and...
Combating Terrorism: Need for Comprehensive Threat and Risk Assessments of Chemical and Biological Attacks
NSIAD-99-163: Published: Sep 7, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 8, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the scientific and practical aspects of a terrorist carrying out large-scale chemical or biological attacks on U.S. soil, focusing on the: (1) technical ease or difficulty for terrorists to acquire, process, improvise, and disseminate certain chemical and biological agents; and (2) extent to which the U.S. government has assessed the threats and...
Chemical and Biological Defense: Coordination of Nonmedical Chemical and Biological R&D Programs
NSIAD-99-160: Published: Aug 16, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the coordination of federal research and development (R&D) efforts to develop nonmedical technology related to chemical and biological (CB) defense, focusing on: (1) federal programs that conduct nonmedical CB defense-related R&D; and (2) the existing mechanisms for coordinating these programs.GAO noted that: (1) four federal programs that fund R&D...
Combating Terrorism: Analysis of Federal Counterterrorist Exercises
NSIAD-99-157BR: Published: Jun 25, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on its analysis of federal counterterrorist exercises.GAO noted that: (1) federal agencies conducted 201 counterterrorism exercises in the 3 years following Presidential Decision Directive 39; (2) the number of exercises per year more than tripled over the 3-year period, with the largest increase in the last year; (3) agencies used a va...