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DHS issues first-ever clean financial audit, but IG says more work needed

For the first time in its history, the Homeland Security Department turned in a clean financial audit. A new DHS inspector general report, however, says the department has "significant deficiencies" in its internal control over financial reporting.

Tags: DHS , financial management , Tom Carper , Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee , House Homeland Security Committee , inspector general , audit , Michael OConnell , KPMG

Thursday - 12/12/2013, 04:13pm EST

Cause, effect of DHS morale problems tied to leadership vacancies

Despite progress in confirming a new secretary and deputy secretary, DHS still features a large number of officials in acting roles. Former Secretary Tom Ridge told lawmakers the department cannot build nor sustain a mission-focused culture with so many non-permanent positions. NTEU says pay freezes, budget cuts and the government shutdown are more to blame for low morale across DHS and the entire government.

Tags: management , workforce , DHS , Mike McCaul , House Homeland Security Committee , David Maurer , GAO , Tom Ridge , Max Stier , leadership , morale , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/13/2013, 04:18am EST

UPDATED: What Jeh Johnson's nomination means for DHS

President Barack Obama nominated Jeh Johnson to be the next secretary of the Homeland Security Department. He has no discernible experience working in the homeland security sector.

Tags: management , DHS , Jeh Johnson , White House , Barack Obama , Tom Carper , Mike McCaul , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/18/2013, 03:57am EDT

In Depth Show Blog - July 12, 2013

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Trey Hodgkins , Tammy Flanagan , Jason Healey , Pat Tamburrino , Steven Grundman

Friday - 07/12/2013, 08:00pm EDT

In Depth interviews - November 30

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Tammy Flanagan , Trey Hodgkins , Eric Crusius

Friday - 11/30/2012, 06:42pm EST

IG: DHS must improve recovering improper payments

The Homeland Security Department is complying with federal improper payments legislation, but the department can do more to recover improper payments, according to the DHS IG.

Tags: DHS , improper payments , financial management ,

Friday - 03/23/2012, 02:16pm EDT

'What If' of a different kind

Lines of interoperable communications need to connect everyone: up, down, and all around.

Tags: technology , interoperability , homeland security , Ray Bjorklund

Friday - 12/04/2009, 05:41pm EST

Bill calls for pilot program with federalized guards

Congressman Dent sponsors legislation to test bringing security personnel in house at high security facilities. Bill also would increase oversight by the Federal Protective Service and create guard training standards.

Tags: management , Charles Dent , Federal Protective Service , GAO , House Homeland Security Committee , Federal building security

Monday - 04/19/2010, 02:14pm EDT
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