Combating Terrorism: Funding Data Reported to Congress Should Be Improved

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DIANE Publishing, Jan 1, 2002 - Political Science - 69 pages
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Congress responded to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, with dramatic funding increases to combat terrorism. Even before these attacks, Congress was concerned about increased funding in this area, and based on findings from a 1997 GAO report, mandated that the OMB report annually on funding to combat terrorism. In this review, GAO was asked to analyze such funding trends, describe difficulties in coordinating combating terrorism budgets, assess data reported to Congress, and describe the executive branch's efforts to maximize the effective use of combating terrorism funds. The review relied on OMB's definition of "combating terrorism" to include both homeland security and overseas combating terrorism missions. Charts and tables.

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