Major Management Challenges Facing the Department of Homeland Security [November 2012] [open pdf - 769KB]
"The attached report presents our fiscal year 2012 assessment of the major management challenges facing the Department. As required by the 'Reports Consolidation Act of 2000' (Public Law 106-531), we update our assessment of management challenges annually. As stipulated, the report summarizes what the Inspector General considers to be the most serious management and performance challenges facing the agency and briefly assesses the agency's progress in addressing those challenges. As in previous years, the Department's major challenges are reported in broad areas. For better understanding of how these areas relate to the overall operations of the organization, they have been categorized into two main themes: Mission Areas and Accountability Issues." Mission areas include intelligence, transportation security, border security, infrastructure protection, and disaster preparedness and response. Accountability issues include acquisition management, financial management, IT [information technology] management, Grants management, employee accountability integrity, and cyber security.
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Report No. OIG-13-09
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