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// 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

Northrop Grumman Names Kathy J. Warden as Chairman

The board of directors of Northrop Grumman Corporation has elected Kathy J. Warden as its chairman, effective August 1, 2019. Warden will serve as chairman, chief executive officer and president. Warden succeeds Wes Bush, who has served as chairman since July 2011. 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

// by Kylie Bielby

OIG: DHS Must Improve Oversight of Misconduct and Discipline

An internal review has found that DHS does not have sufficient policies and procedures to address employee misconduct. Specifically, policy does not include procedures for reporting allegations of misconduct, clear and specific supervisor roles and expectations, or clearly defined key discipline terms. Keep Reading

// by Kylie Bielby

GAO: Leadership Attention Needed on Defense Acquisition Reforms

Members of Congress have been concerned that DOD's weapons acquisition process is too bureaucratic and slow to deliver innovations to the field. Amid these concerns, Congress introduced numerous reforms to streamline acquisition oversight and field capabilities faster. Keep Reading

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