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Inspector: DHS lacks info sharing standard

The Homeland Security Department has yet to develop common information sharing procedures and/or efficiently manage its contracts, the DHS inspector general said today. In a report on the department’s management challenges, the inspector general said DHS is struggling with legacy systems and major management issues, and could take five to seven years to complete a transformation from 22 independent agencies to one seamless organization. “DHS has taken steps to consolidate many of its support service operations, including financial management, contracting and human resources, but the operations are still not under central control, and contracts management and information technology present formidable challenges,” the report said. Full Story

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