Combating terrorism (31 - 40 of 82 items)
Combating Terrorism: Evaluation of Selected Characteristics in National Strategies Related to Terrorism
GAO-04-408T: Published: Feb 3, 2004. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 2004.
Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the Bush administration developed and published seven national strategies that relate, in part or in whole, to combating terrorism and homeland security. These were National Security Strategy of the United States of America; National Strategy for Homeland Security; National Strategy for Combating Terrorism; National Strategy to Combat Weapons...
Combating Terrorism: Interagency Framework and Agency Programs to Address the Overseas Threat
GAO-03-165: Published: May 23, 2003. Publicly Released: May 23, 2003.
Coordination of federal programs to combat terrorism overseas became even more critical as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. In response to these attacks, the federal government has taken unprecedented political, diplomatic, legal, law enforcement, financial, military, and intelligence actions to combat terrorism abroad. Among these actions is the p...
Combating Terrorism: Observations on National Strategies Related to Terrorism
GAO-03-519T: Published: Mar 3, 2003. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 2003.
In GAO's past work, we have stressed the importance of a national strategy to combat terrorism. We stated that such a national strategy should provide a clear statement about what the nation hopes to achieve. A national strategy should not only define the roles of federal agencies, but also those of state and local governments, the private sector, and the international community. A national strate...
Combating Terrorism: Funding Data Reported to Congress Should Be Improved
GAO-03-170: Published: Nov 26, 2002. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 2002.
Congress responded to the attacks of September 11, 2001, with dramatic funding increases to combat terrorism. Even before these attacks, Congress was concerned about increased funding in this area, and based on findings from a 1997 GAO report, mandated that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) report annually on funding to combat terrorism. In this review, GAO was asked to analyze such fundi...
Combating Terrorism: Actions Needed to Improve Force Protection for DOD Deployments through Domestic Seaports
GAO-03-15: Published: Oct 22, 2002. Publicly Released: Nov 21, 2002.
The October 12, 2000, attack against the Navy destroyer U.S.S. Cole in the port of Aden illustrated the danger of unconventional threats to U.S. ships in seaports. The September 11, 2001, attacks further heightened the need for a significant change in conventional antiterrorist thinking, particularly regarding threats to the U.S. homeland. The new security paradigm assumes that all U.S. forces, be...
Combating Terrorism: Actions Needed to Guide Services' Antiterrorism Efforts at Installations
GAO-03-14: Published: Nov 1, 2002. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 2002.
After the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, domestic military installations increased their antiterrorism measures to their highest levels. These measures were reduced in the weeks following the attacks, but because of the persistent nature of the threat, the antiterrorism posture at domestic installations remains at a higher than normal level more than 1 year later. The Department of Defense...
Combating Terrorism: Department of State Programs to Combat Terrorism Abroad
GAO-02-1021: Published: Sep 6, 2002. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 2002.
Efforts to combat terrorism have become an increasingly important part of government activities. These efforts have also become important in the United States' relations with other countries and with international organizations, such as the United Nations (U.N.). The Department of State is charged with coordinating these international efforts and protecting Americans abroad. State has helped dire...
Combating Terrorism: Preliminary Observations on Weaknesses in Force Protection for DOD Deployments Through Domestic Seaports
GAO-02-955TNI: Published: Jul 23, 2002. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 2002.
To protect personnel, equipment, and assets, military commanders are required to apply a risk management approach to determine the likelihood that a threat will harm physical assets or individuals and to identify actions to reduce risk and mitigate the consequences of an attack. Uncertainties about seaport security environments exist because comprehensive assessments of threat, vulnerability, and...
Homeland Security: New Department Could Improve Coordination but May Complicate Public Health Priority Setting
GAO-02-883T: Published: Jun 25, 2002. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 2002.
Since the terrorist attacks of September 2001, and the subsequent anthrax incidents, there has been concern about the ability of the federal government to prepare for and coordinate an effective public health response to such events. More than 20 federal departments and agencies carry some responsibility for bioterrorism preparedness and response. Emergency response is further complicated by the n...
Homeland Security: Key Elements to Unify Efforts Are Underway but Uncertainty Remains
GAO-02-610: Published: Jun 7, 2002. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 2002.
The issue of homeland security crosscuts numerous policy domains, impinging on the expertise and resources of every level of government, the private sector, and the international community. GAO found that although combating terrorism crossed organizational boundaries, it did not sufficiently coordinate the activities of the 40 federal entities involved, resulting in duplication and gaps in coverag...