Amid bipartisan concern for recent leadership changes at the Department of Homeland Security, oversight experts advise Congress to make structural changes to staff up the management directorates at DHS.
In today’s Federal Newscast, several DC area members of Congress want to know if it’s realistic for federal employees to expect more money in their next paycheck on March 15.
House oversight members said they want help give agency inspectors general all the tools they need to do thorough work.
The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General recently undertook a reorganization that changed the way the department looks at risk, conducts audits and handles whistleblower retaliation cases.
Nearly 13 years later, the DHS IG still disapproves of funds allocated to New Orleans by FEMA after Hurricane Katrina.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is still paying for repairs related to two not-so-recent storms.
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.
The former Army secretary says there’s too much bickering in Congress to actually grow the military, but readiness holes need to be plugged first anyways.
The Trump administration’s Defense budget proposal envisions billions of dollars in savings from more oversight on IT, base closures, health care reforms and plane tickets.
The Defense Department is requesting $575 billion in its base budget, a $52 billion increase from last year to help increase readiness.