Congress Presses DHS On Contracting Missteps

Law360, New York (July 15, 2011, 4:14 PM EDT) -- Lawmakers and contractors pressed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to improve its technology acquisition process, blaming disorganization and poor communication for high-profile failures like the Secure Border Initiative Network surveillance program in a Friday hearing.

Nearly nine years after its creation, DHS remains a loosely connected group of agencies, and problems with internal coordination, poor communication with other government agencies and a lack of clear guidelines for contractors have led to overlap and inefficiency in DHS contract spending, according to testimony before the U.S. House...
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