“An annual report issued by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) flags leadership stability and cybersecurity issues among the “most serious management and performance challenges” facing the agency currently.”
“Other issues in the “most serious” category include: coordinating efforts to address migrants seeking to enter the U.S. on the southern border; improving disaster response and recovery efforts carried out by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); and ensuring financial planning, payments, and internal controls.”
“None of those issues appear to be brand-new problems – as OIG indicated it has reported on them in previous audits, inspections, special reviews, and investigations – but they do appear to be persistent ones.”
“On the leadership front, OIG said DHS suffers at the senior management level from a lack of “permanent, Presidentially Appointed, and Senate confirmed officials” that are typically…” Read the full article here.
Source: DHS OIG Annual Report Flags Leadership, Cyber Issues – November 19, 2019. MeriTalk.