Reports

An Analysis of First Responder Grant Funding

Prepared by the Staff of the House Select Committee on Homeland Security, Christopher Cox, Chairman.

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Country Reports on Terrorism 2004 - U.S. Department of State, Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism

"Terrorism remains a global threat from which no nation is immune. Despite ongoing improvements in U.S. homeland security, our campaigns against insurgents and terrorists, and the deepening counterterrorism cooperation among the nations of the world, inte

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GAO Report - Preventing Nuclear Smuggling, DOE Has Made Limited Progress in Installing Rediation Detection Equipment at Highest Priority Foreign Seaports

"Gaining the cooperation of foreign governments has been difficult in part because some countries have concerns that screening large volumes of containers will create delays that could inhibit the flow of commerce at their ports."

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Office of Inspector General - A Review of Procedures to Prevent Passenger Baggages Thefts

This report addresses the strengths and weaknesses of the checked baggage screening process employed by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to prevent passenger baggage thefts and to process loss or stolen baggage claims.

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Office of Inspector General - Follow-Up Audit of Passenger and Baggage Screening Procedures at Domestic Airports

This report represents an abbreviated version of an earlier classified report assessing compliance by the Transportation Security Administration with federal aviation requirements to inspect passengers and property for explosives and weapons.

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Office of Inspector General - Irregularities in the Development of the Transportation Security Operations Center

This report addresses the management controls and procurement procedures used during the development of the Transportation Security Operations Center.

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GAO - DHS: A comprehensive and Sustained Approach Needed to Achieve Management Integration

GAO recommends that the Secretary of DHS: (1) develop an overarching management integration strategy, and (2) provide its Business Transformation Office (BTO) with the authority and responsibility needed to serve as a dedicated integration team and help d

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GAO - Management of First Responder Grant Programs and Efforts to Improve Accountability Continue to Evolve

ODP (Office of Domestic Preparedness) has taken steps to improve accountability in the state preparedness planning process, in part by requiring states to update homeland security strategies. In tandem with this effort, ODP revised its grant-reporting met

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GAO - Anthrax Detection - Agencies Need to Validate Sampling Activities in Order to Increase Conficence in Negative Results

GAO recommendes that the Department of Homeland Security develop a coordinated approach to work with federal agencies, so that appropriate validation studies of various activities involved in detecting anthrax are conducted.

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GAO - Defense Logistics, Actions Needed to Improve the Availability of Critical Items during Current and Future Operations

U.S. troops experienced shortages of seven of the nine items GAO reviewed. According to the 2005 National Military Strategy, U.S. forces expect to have sufficient quantities to the right items at the right time.

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