Combating Terrorism: Federal Agencies' Efforts to Implement National Policy and Strategy: Report to Congressional Requesters [open pdf - 932KB]
The threat of terrorist attacks against U.S. citizens and property both at home and abroad has been an issue of growing national concern. This report provides information on national policy and strategy to combat terrorism and federal agencies' roles and responsibilities in implementing them. More specifically, the report discusses agencies' programs and activities to (1) prevent and deter terrorism; (2) respond to terrorist threats or incidents; and (3) manage the consequences of a terrorist act, especially involving weapons of mass destruction. The report also provides information on interagency coordination mechanisms intended to facilitate information sharing and enhance operational links. Issues concerning the funding of federal agencies' terrorism-related programs and activities will be discussed in a separate report. Lastly, related work on Department of Defense programs will be reported separately in "Combating Terrorism: Status of DOD Efforts to Protect Its Forces Overseas" (GAO/NSIAD-97-207, July 21, 1997).
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