Diplomatic Security's Recent Growth Warrants Strategic Review

December 2009
GAO Reports;12/7/2009, preceding p1
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The article presents a report prepared by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) of U.S. to assess the evolution of Bureau of Diplomatic Security's mission since 1998. Its mission to ensure a safe environment for the conduct of U.S. foreign policy, involves the protection of people, property overseas, and information, and dignitary protection and passport and visa fraud investigations domestically. GAO recommends reviewing of Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review.


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