How DHS’ acquisition oversight strategy is picking up steam

The Homeland Security Department’s acquisition strategy is earning some praise and pointers from the Government Accountability Office.

For the first time since GAO began its annual review of major DHS acquisition programs, all 26 had an approved baseline, according to a new report. More than half, or 17 of the 26, were on track to meet some of its deadlines and cost goals. Seven of the 17 only recently met these milestones.

Yet the remaining nine programs slipped on its scheduling, and four of them experienced some cost overruns.

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