From the Executive Summary: "Hiring and retention of a qualified workforce continues to be a top priority for DHS in order to ensure mission readiness to safeguard the American people, our homeland, and our values. While much attention is placed in areas where there is a large DHS presence, such as the Southwest Border, DHS must ensure that it can operate fully and effectively in all parts of the United States, including in states with small populations. The purpose of this report is to describe the challenges in hiring and retaining staff in rural and noncontiguous states. This report contains data and analysis on these challenges and the effect that vacancies have on the Department's ability to accomplish its mission in these states."
Department of Homeland Security: https://www.dhs.gov/