Average time for initial clearances granted in early 2006 was 446 days, GAO finds.
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DHS agency steps up immigration-related investigations of businesses.
Use of “proprietary” designation on documents not justified under bid and proposal rules, auditors say.
New passports with biometric chips will help DHS officials detect fraudulent documents.
Presidential directive required agencies to distribute new high tech credentials to at least one worker by Friday.
Auditors say cap conflicts with e-government initiative's goal of boosting overall electronic filing.
Initial administrative staffing plans "lacked coherency," leading to inconsistencies across airports, inspector general says.
Difficulties in meeting new requirements in an Office of Management and Budget circular may continue another two years.
The Army Corps of Engineers is trying to rebuild confidence in the agency after Katrina's devastating blow.
Techniques under development include gait recognition and keystroke analyses of typing rhythms.