ABSTRACT

Major Management and Performance Challenges Facing the Department of Homeland Security   [open pdf - 3MB]

"Attached for your information is our annual report, 'Major Management and Performance Challenges Facing the Department of Homeland Security'. We analyzed and incorporated the Department's technical comments as appropriate. Although significant progress has been made over the last 3 years, the Department continues to face long-standing, persistent challenges overseeing and managing its homeland security mission. These challenges affect every aspect of the mission, from preventing terrorism and protecting our borders and transportation systems to enforcing our immigration laws, ensuring disaster resiliency, and securing cyberspace. The Department is continually tested to work as one entity to achieve its complex mission. To better inform and assist the Department, this year we are presenting a broader picture of management challenges by highlighting those we have repeatedly identified over several years. We remain concerned about the systemic nature of these challenges, some of which span multiple Administrations and changes in Department leadership. Overcoming these challenges demands unified action; a motivated and engaged workforce; rigorous, sustained management of acquisitions and grants; and secure information technology (IT) systems that protect sensitive information, all of which must be based on the management fundamentals of data collection, cost-benefit analysis, and performance measurement."

Report Number:
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Report No. OIG-17-08
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Date:
2016-11-07
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General: https://www.oig.dhs.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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