The General Accounting Office (GAO) released a report that analyzes visa delays for science students and scholars. The report finds that "the time it takes to adjudicate a visa depends largely on whether an applicant must undergo a security check known as Visas Mantis, which is designed to protect against sensitive technology transfers." GAO recommended that the Visas Mantis SAO process be improved, to address the visa delays.  [GAO-04-371 (February 25, 2004)] AMDOC#: 200403001