The transformation of the Department of Homeland Security remains at high risk due to its management challenges with work remaining in areas like border security and aviation security, according to a new Government Accountability Office report ‘Progress Made and Work Remaining in Implementing Homeland Security Missions 10 Years after 9/11.’
The report addresses Homeland Security’s progress in implementing its homeland security missions since it began operations in 2003, the work remaining and issues affecting implementation efforts with emphasis on reports issues the past three years.
“As it continues to mature, however, more work remains for DHS to address gaps and weaknesses in its current operational and implementation efforts, and to strengthen the efficiency and effectiveness of those efforts to achieve its full potential,” the report says. “DHS’s accomplishments include developing strategic and operational plans; deploying workforces; and establishing new, or expanding existing, offices and programs.”
GAO interview with Cathy Berrick, Managing Director, Homeland Security and Justice.[audio:http://s3.amazonaws.com/fedscoop-media/uploads/2011_09_Homeland-Security-10-Years-after-9_11.mp3|titles=Progress Made and Work Remaining in Implementing Homeland Security Missions 10 Years after 9/11]