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Homeland Security Financial Accountability Act: History and Recent Developments [November 15, 2004]   [open pdf - 707KB]

From the Summary: "Prior to the enactment of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Financial Accountability Act (P.L. 108-330), the DHS was the only federal cabinet department not included under the Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Act of 1990. DHS had a CFO, but the position was not subject to Senate confirmation. [...] As enacted, H.R. 4259 brings the CFO in DHS directly under the CFO Act, as amended. The new law also serves to bring DHS under the Government Management Reform Act of 1994 and the Federal Financial Management Improvement Act of 1996, and makes the CFO in DHS a statutory member of the Chief Financial Officers Council. There is a dual reporting framework for the CFO in DHS--to the head of the department (as in all the other CFO Act agencies) and, concurrently, to the Under Secretary for Management (the prior arrangement for the CFO in DHS)."

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CRS Report for Congress, RL32550
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2004-11-15
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