DHS Acquisition Reform Falls Short, Lawmakers Say

Law360, Washington (September 19, 2013, 5:55 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has improved its acquisition processes in the wake of several scathing watchdog reports but must do more to truly reform its procurement efforts, lawmakers said at a hearing Thursday.

Despite recent efforts to improve its acquisition policies, DHS’ acquisition management program remains on the Government Accountability Office’s "high-risk" list, where it first landed in 2005, showing the agency needs to do more, several members of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency argued.

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