Transition Watch: Obama faces major problems with DHS

The Homeland Security Department is in disarray, and the incoming Obama administration faces a Herculean task in sorting it out, according to a Boston Globe report.


There are significant management challenges, an urgent requirement for investment in human capital and a growing list of acquisition programs that face major problems, the Globe said.


What the Obama team leading DHS will need to solve the agency’s problems is correct and accurate information about them and a candid assessment of the challenges, the report added.

About the Author

Brian Robinson is a freelance writer based in Portland, Ore.

Featured

  • Defense
    Ryan D. McCarthy being sworn in as Army Secretary Oct. 10, 2019. (Photo credit: Sgt. Dana Clarke/U.S. Army)

    Army wants to spend nearly $1B on cloud, data by 2025

    Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said lack of funding or a potential delay in the JEDI cloud bid "strikes to the heart of our concern."

  • Congress
    Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) at the Hack the Capitol conference Sept. 20, 2018

    Jim Langevin's view from the Hill

    As chairman of of the Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committe and a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rhode Island Democrat Jim Langevin is one of the most influential voices on cybersecurity in Congress.

Stay Connected

FCW INSIDER

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.