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OIG: The High Costs of Low Value DHS Contracts

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has taken steps to improve oversight of acquisition programs costing more than $300 million. But do acquisitions costing less than $300 million consequently receive less attention? Keep Reading

// by Kylie Bielby

GAO Tells DOD and DHS to Better Assess Counterdrug Activities

The Departments of Defense and Homeland Security have formed task forces to combat the flow of illicit drugs into the United States. A Government Accountability Office assessment of these task forces has found only one had measures to determine the effectiveness of its activities. Keep Reading

// by Homeland Security Today

WATCH: South Canyon Fire Case Study – Wildfire Prep

According to the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s Climate Science Special Report, “Southeastern landscapes are dominated by private lands and relatively high human populations, so changes in social behavior (for example, human-caused fire ignitions), policy (for example, fire suppression), and climate can affect wildfire activity.27 Modeling studies suggest that the southeastern United States will experience… Keep Reading

Alice Rivlin, Co-Founder of the Congressional Budget Office, Dies at 88

Alice Mitchell Rivlin, the founding director of the Congressional Budget Office former vice-chairwoman of the Federal Reserve Board, died of cancer today at age 88. Rivlin co-chaired the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Debt Reduction Task Force and was a member of BPC’s Future of Health Care Initiative. She was director of the White House Office of… Keep Reading

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