ABSTRACT

Combating Terrorism: Analysis of Federal Counterterrorist Exercises, Briefing Report to Congressional Committees   [open pdf - 342KB]

Terrorist attacks against U.S. personnel and interests domestically and abroad underscore the need for effective U.S. efforts to combat terrorism. U.S. policy and implementing guidelines call for robust, tailored, and rapidly deployable interagency teams to conduct well-coordinated and highly integrated operations. Federal agencies enhance their ability to respond to terrorist attacks by conducting exercises that train key personnel and test response teams. GAO recently briefed congressional staff on the numbers, the scenarios, and the participants involved in federal counterterrorism exercises done from June 1995 to June 1998. This report summarizes those briefings.

Report Number:
GAO/NSIAD-99-157BR
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Date:
1999-06-25
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
General Accounting Office: http://www.gao.gov
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pdf
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application/pdf
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