Management Challenges Facing the Department of Homeland Security: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Management, Integration, and Oversight of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, April 20, 2005   [open pdf - 301KB]

From the opening statement of Mike Rogers: "We are holding this hearing to review the major management challenges facing the Department of Homeland Security. We also will consider what steps need to be taken to improve the overall management of the Department and its programs. The Department is just over 2 years old, and it is the third largest department in the Federal government. When it was stood up in March 2003, the Department inherited 180,000 employees and 22 separate agencies. Many of these agencies had their own separate systems for personnel, procurement, budgeting and communications. Today, we will hear from the Department's Office of Inspector General and the Government Accountability Office on audits and reviews they recently conducted of the Department's major management challenges. We will also hear from the Department's former Undersecretary for Border and Transportation Security and the former Inspector General, as well as the Chairman of the Gilmore Commission regarding their views and recommendations on the Department's management functions. One issue of special interest is how we ensure that the Department is fully coordinating its training efforts to support our first responders and firefighters." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Mike Rogers, Kendrick B. Meek, Christopher Cox, Bennie G. Thompson, Charlie Dent, Sheila Jackson-Lee, Michael McCaul, Dave G. Riechert, Clark Kent Ervin, James S. Gilmore, III, Asa Hutchison, Norman Rabkin, and Richard L. Skinner.

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Serial No. 109-12
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