Accession Number:

ADA426253

Title:

HOMELAND SECURITY: Management of First Responder Grants in the National Capital Region Reflects the Need for Coordinated Planning and Performance Goals

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

Since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the National Capital Region NCR, comprising jurisdictions including the District of Columbia and surrounding jurisdictions in Maryland and Virginia, has been recognized as a significant potential target for terrorism. GAO was asked to report on 1 what federal funds have been allocated to NCR jurisdictions for emergency preparedness 2 what challenges exist within NCR to organizing and implementing efficient and effective regional preparedness programs 3 what gaps, if any, remain in the emergency preparedness of NCR and 4 what has been the role of the Department of Homeland Security DHS in NCR to date.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE