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Corporate Author United States. Government Accountability Office.

Title Border security [electronic resource] : additional actions needed to better ensure a coordinated federal response to illegal activity on federal lands : report to congressional requesters.

Imprint [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, [2010]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Fed Docs - Online Documents  GA 1.13:GAO-11-177    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (ii, 56 p.) : ill., maps
System Details System requirements: Adobe Reader.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Note Title from cover screen (GAO, viewed on Dec. 9, 2010).
"November 2010."
Summary Federal and tribal lands on the U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico are vulnerable to illegal cross-border activity. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through its U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Office of Border Patrol (Border Patrol), is responsible for securing these lands, while the Departments of the Interior (DOI) and Agriculture (USDA) manage natural resources and protect the public. GAO was asked to examine the extent that (1) border security threats have changed on federal lands; (2) federal agencies operating on these lands have shared threat information and communications; and (3) federal agencies have coordinated budgets, resources, and strategies. GAO reviewed interagency agreements and threat assessments; analyzed enforcement data from 2007 through 2009; and interviewed officials at headquarters and two Border Patrol sectors selected due to high volume of illegal cross-border activity (Tucson) and limited ability to detect this activity (Spokane). GAO's observations cannot be generalized to all sectors but provide insights. This is a public version of a sensitive report that GAO issued in October 2010. Information that DHS deemed sensitive has been redacted. GAO is recommending that DOI and USDA determine if more guidance is needed for federal land closures, and that DHS, DOI, and USDA further implement interagency agreements. DHS, DOI, and USDA concurred with the recommendations.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note "GAO-11-177."
Subject Border security -- United States.
Interagency coordination -- United States.
United States. Department of Homeland Security -- Rules and practice -- Evaluation.
United States. Department of the Interior -- Rules and practice -- Evaluation.
United States. Department of Agriculture -- Rules and practice -- Evaluation.
Added Author Stana, Richard M.
Added Title Additional actions needed to better ensure a coordinated federal response to illegal activity on federal lands
Gpo Item No. 0546-D (online)
Sudoc No. GA 1.13:GAO-11-177

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