DHS, DoD Among Agencies Making Slow, Steady Progress to Get Off High Risk List

February 15, 2013

Nearly every program on the Government Accountability Office's biennial High Risk list, released Thursday, made some course correction over the past two years.
 The Homeland Security Department's management functions and the Defense Department's management of its supply chain are two that Comptroller General Gene Dodaro specifically highlighted as troubled programs starting to head down the right path.
"DHS has made steady progress in their initial implementation since they were stood up in 2003. We put them on the list at that time because of the big challenges they had in integrating 22 into the department and begin to integrate their management systems," he said in an interview with Federal News Radio Thursday after testifying before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about the High Risk list. "They have strategic plans now. They've hired a workforce. They've set up the infrastructure and some of the mechanics of operating the department effectively. But they still need to make improvements in some of the management functions of the department that are affecting their ability to deliver their mission results."

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