Reports

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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GAO - Aviation Security; Secure Flight Development and Testing Under Way, but Risks Should Be Managed as System Is Further Developed

GAO recommends that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) direct TSA to take several actions to mange risks associated with Secure Flight's development.

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Transforming the FBI Progress & Challenges, a report by a Panel of the National Academy of Public Administration for the U. S. Congress and the FBI

An overview of the FBI's transformation, external reviews and recommendations for change, and this Panel's overarching findings, conclusions and recommendations concerning FBI transformation and the war on terrorism.

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New York University Report on "The Critical Gaps in Organization and Deficits in resources for America's Medical First Responers"

"Despite the lessons of September 11, 2001,the EMS system's homeland security and disaster preparedness efforts have received inadequate recognition and support. EMS personnel, such as EMTs and paramedics, lack vital response equipment, training and educa

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GAO Report on Gun Control and Terrorism

GAO Says, "FBI Could Better Manage Firearm Related Background Checks Involving Terrorist Watch List Records."

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