TITLE

Major Program Assessments Reveal Actions Needed to Improve Accountability

PUB. DATE
April 2015
SOURCE
GAO Reports;4/22/2015, preceding pi
SOURCE TYPE
Government Documents
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A report on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) major acquisition programs as of June 2014 is presented. An overview of DHS's acquisition programs is provided which planned to invest $10.7 billion for the 2014 fiscal year. It explores the programs' objectives, scope, and methodology including the Automated Commercial Environment program. Recommendations from the Government Accountability Office for DHS to improve management of major acquisition programs are also presented.
ACCESSION #
102345084

 

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