GAO: DHS still needs to develop acquisition processes

Tuesday - 7/6/2010, 12:40pm EDT

The Department of Homeland Security is still having issues with acquisition. A new report from the Government Accountability Office says that DHS continues to develop its acquisition oversight function and has begun to implement a revised acquisition management directive that includes more detailed guidance for programs to use when informing component and departmental decision making. Despite this, however, DHS acquisition management processes do not inform budget decisions as required by DHS policy, and as a result DHS is at risk of failing to maximize resources and ultimately meet critical mission needs.

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