Homeland Security Acquistions: Addressing Gaps in Oversight and Information is Key to Improving Program Outcomes, Statement of Michele Mackin, Director Acquisition and Sourcing Management, Testimony before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency, Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives   [open pdf - 252KB]

From the Highlights: "Each year, DHS invests billions of dollars in its major acquisition programs to help execute its many critical missions. In fiscal year 2014 alone, DHS planned to spend approximately $10.7 billion on these acquisition programs, and the department expects it will ultimately invest more than $200 billion in them. DHS's acquisition policy generally reflects key program management practices. However, due to shortfalls in executing the policy, GAO [United States Government Accountability Office] has highlighted DHS acquisition management issues on its high-risk list and made numerous recommendations to improve acquisition management practices. This statement discusses (1) the health of 22 DHS major acquisition programs and (2) the underlying systems in place to oversee and manage such programs. This statement is based on two prior GAO reports on DHS acquisition management issued in April and March 2015, respectively (GAO-15-171SP and GAO-15-292)."

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