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OIG: FEMA Can Learn From STEP Pilot Program Failures in Puerto Rico

In terms of both cost and the number of homes repaired, the STEP Pilot Program in Puerto Rico was the largest of its kind ever undertaken by FEMA. 

OIG: Border Patrol Improving Detainee Conditions While Struggling With Overcrowded Facilities

Border Patrol introduced color-coded bracelets to identify detainees as single adults, families, or NUCs. Bar codes enabled Border Patrol to match detainees to their property. Detainees with a medical condition were issued a separate red bracelet to identify their needs.

OIG Reviews DHS Agencies’ Accounting for Drug Control Funds

National Drug Control Program agencies must submit a detailed accounting of all funds expended for National Drug Control Program activities during the previous fiscal year.

OIG Investigates Trusted Traveler Revocations Associated With Migrant Caravan

Although OIG found evidence that CBP’s process for evaluating this information was flawed, the watchdog found no direct evidence that CBP collected this information to harass or intimidate individuals associated with the caravan.

OIG: CISA Should Validate Priority Telecommunications Services Performance Data

OIG found that CISA effectively ensured its Priority Telecommunications Services program was operable early in the COVID-19 pandemic.

OIG Finds USCIS Did Not Adequately Manage the U Visa Program

Congress created the U visa program to protect victims and help law enforcement investigate and prosecute serious crimes.

OIG Says FEMA Is Phasing Out Alternative Contracting Methods for NFIP

Between fiscal year 2015 and FY 2021, FEMA used alternative contracts to pay about $263.9 million for certain NFIP services.

OIG Praises USCIS Response to Pandemic Working Restrictions

On March 18, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, USCIS temporarily closed its offices and halted in-person services. 
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