TSA has made some progress in developing and testing the Secure Flight program. However, it has not followed a disciplined life-cycle approach to manage systems development, or fully defined system requirements.
DHS has more to do to implement GAO (Government Accountability Office) recommendations aimed at better ensuring that US-VISIT is maximizing its potential for success and holding itself accountable for results.
In Senate Bill S.2158, the Senate finds that "homeland security poses a complex challenge for the Nation that can only be successfully addressed by the combined effort of Federal, State, and local governments and the private sector..."
"In 2002, GAO reported on the difficulties that the executive branch faced in
reporting funding for combating terrorism to Congress (see GAO-03-
170). This report updates the information contained in the 2002 report..."
Defense Support to Civil Authorities: WMD/E Consequence Management is a
supplemental handbook that presents an appreciation of U.S. military forces and their roles as part of DoD support to Federal emergency-response in a terrorist WMD/E incident.
GAO is recommending that the Secretary direct FAMS to improve management controls for recording, tracking, and addressing mission incidents and communicating the outcome of actions taken to address them.