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Accession Number PB2014-100546
Title Combating Terrorism: DHS Should Take Action to Better Ensure Resources Abroad Align with Priorities.
Publication Date Sep 2013
Media Count 79p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Combating terrorism is a governmentwide effort, to which DHS contributes. In such efforts abroad, DHS partners with the Department of State (State)--the lead agency at U.S. missions. DHS deploys resources abroad to carry out programs and build capacity within its areas of expertise--border, maritime, aviation, and cyber security; immigration; and law enforcement. GAO was asked to examine DHS's efforts abroad to combat terrorism. This report answers the following questions: (1) What programs, activities, and resources does DHS have abroad to help combat terrorism; (2) How, if at all, has DHS contributed to U.S. missions and what, if any, factors have affected contributions; (3) To what extent has DHS aligned resource use abroad with strategic priorities. GAO analyzed DHS expenditures for fiscal years 2008-2012, personnel data for May 2013 and documents, such as national strategies and management directives. GAO also interviewed DHS and State officials in headquarters and 10 countries, selected on the basis of factors such as the size of DHS's presence. The results from site visits cannot be generalized but provided insights. GAO also surveyed DHS and State personnel in all 57 U.S. missions where DHS has a presence.
Keywords Aviation
Border control
Cyber security
Department of Homeland Security(DHS)
Law enforcement
Maritime transportation
United States government

Source Agency General Accounting Office
NTIS Subject Category 74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
92E - International Relations
Corporate Author Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1403
Contract Number N/A

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