Department of Homeland Security: Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan   [open pdf - 809KB]

"In Executive Order (EO) 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance, President Obama made sustainability the policy of the United States Government. Sustainability means to create and maintain conditions under which humans and nature can exist in a productive harmony that permits fulfilling the social, economic and security requirements of the present and future generations. At DHS, the sustainable approach balances cost, schedule, operations, maintenance, safety and employee morale while creating and maintaining conditions that fulfill the economic, environmental and security needs of the American people. To comply with the EO the Department must adhere to sustainable principles and implement sustainable practices throughout the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Secretary issued a Sustainability Policy Letter in February 2011 designed to transform DHS into the nation's leader in sustainable law enforcement operations. Ongoing Efficiency Review initiatives improve efficiency and streamlines decision-making through a series of projects ranging from eliminating non-mission critical travel to right-sizing vehicle fleets. Full implementation of the efficiency initiatives could save DHS hundreds of millions of dollars. The DHS Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan (Sustainability Plan) is aligned with the Department's Efficiency Review Initiative along with climate change adaptation efforts to improve current and future business practices to save resources."

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