An 18 month congressional investigation turned up multiple instances of whistleblower retaliation at the Coast Guard, failures on the part of leadership to conduct meaningful investigations into allegations of harassment and bullying, and a general lack of accountability.
Staffing shortages, attrition and low morale cause perpetually ongoing problems at every level of the Secret Service, said the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general. The president’s 2018 budget request calls for more funding and employees, but neither the IG nor members of Congress say it’s enough to turn around the beleaguered agency.
House lawmakers criticized the Homeland Security Department’s mismanagement over the last 12 years of its initiative to modernize and consolidate its HR systems, saying the agency spent $180 million over the last 12 years and received few benefits.
The Homeland Security Department’s procurement workforce could be getting a lesson in good housekeeping following a dismal report card last year.
Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform took aim Thursday at federal agencies who they claim have been lax on fulfilling document requests.
The House Committee on Homeland Security favorably recommended more than a dozen bills aimed at strengthening national security and improving management and oversight within DHS.