Streamlining the Department of Homeland Security's Overhead Will Make the Homeland Safer [open pdf - 912KB]
"The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security (Committee) has long been committed to ensuring that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) runs as efficiently as possible. Given the Department's immense real property portfolio, and the enormous costs associated with it, a comprehensive, detailed review is certainly warranted. As such, beginning in July 2014, the Committee launched an in-depth investigation into DHS field efficiencies. As part of the investigation, Committee staff has reviewed relevant DHS testimony and real property data, examined more than twenty Government Accountability Office (GAO) and Office of the Inspector General (OIG) reports, and met with former government officials, industry executives, and various other stakeholder groups. Additionally, the Committee has received regular briefings from DHS and met with other Federal stakeholders, including the General Services Administration (GSA), GAO and the DHS OIG. In December of 2014, as part of the investigation, Committee staff conducted site visits to both Philadelphia and New York City to see DHS real estate holdings in these cities. In addition to those site visits, Committee staff has also incorporated field efficiencies examinations into its other visits to DHS components in the field."
House Committee on Homeland Security: https://homeland.house.gov/