Department of Homeland Security: An Assessment of the Department and a Roadmap for its Future: Hearing Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, September 20, 2012 [video]   [open html - 35KB]

This is a video of the hearing that occurred on September 20, 2012. From the opening statement of Richard Skinner: "Since its inception in 2003, the department has worked to accomplish the largest reorganization of the federal government in more than half a century. This task, creating the third largest Cabinet agency with the missions of protecting the country against another terrorist attack, responding to threats and hazards, ensuring safe and secure borders, welcoming lawful immigrants and visitors, and promoting the free flow of commerce, has presented many challenges. While the department has made progress over the past 9 years, it still has much to do to establish a cohesive, efficient, and effective organization. The OIG's [Office of the Inspector General] latest major management challenges report, dated November 10, 2011, continues to address a broad range of issues, including both program and administrative challenges. In total, the OIG identified nine categories of challenges: Financial Management, Information Technology Management, Acquisition Management, Grants Management, Emergency Management, Infrastructure Protection, Border Security, Transportation Security, and Trade Operations and Security. These are essentially the same management challenges that the [...] OIG reported as early as 2005." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Richard Skinner, Stewart A. Baker, Frank J. Cilluffo, and David C. Maurer.

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