Knowledge is invaluable and marks our advancement as a nation and society; however, it must be used to inform future decisions. This report is intended for that purpose as well as to understand the past.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.