ABSTRACT

Survey of the Number, Qualifications, and Training of DHS Personnel Responsible for Administering Recovery Act Contracts and Grants   [open pdf - 565KB]

"The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2000 (Recovery Act) provided $787 billion to the federal government to provide an economic stimulus to the U.S. economy. Of that amount, the Department of Homeland Security received $2.75 billion for various projects run by the Office of the Under Secretary for Management, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Transportation Security Administration, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. This report highlights and summarizes the department's responses to a government-wide survey designed to measure the capability of the federal government's acquisition and grant workforce to administer Recovery Act funds. The survey was prepared by the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board as part of its responsibility to oversee Recovery Act funds. Of the six departmental components, the Transportation Security Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which administer 58 percent of the department's Recovery Act funds, reported that they do not have enough staff to adequately award and/or monitor Recovery Act funds. As a result, they forecasted decreased oversight on both Recovery Act and non-Recovery Act agreements. Regarding staff qualifications, all components said that their acquisition and grant staff, for the most part, would meet training requirements."

Report Number:
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Report No. OIG-10-21
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Date:
2009-12
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General: http://www.dhs.gov/xoig/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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