Department of Homeland Security

Department of Homeland Security

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The Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) is one of the largest procurement spending agencies in the federal govAit. In FY 2007, DHS obligated $12 billion for a wide range of goods and services to meet mission needs. Like other fed. agencies, DHS has faced challenges in building and sustaining a capable workforce to support its acquisitions. This report: identifies and assesses DHS's efforts to build and sustain an effective acquisition workforce, and determines the extent to which DHS has planned strategically for the acquisition workforce. To conduct the work, the author collected and reviewed data and interviewed officials from the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO), DHS's 9 procurement offices, and 9 program offices. Charts and tables.DHSa#39;s recruiting, hiring, and training initiatives have made progress in hiring new contract specialists and expanding access to training. In January 2008 ... uniformed Coast Guard personnel. 13The FAR and the Homeland Security Acquisition Manual do not Page 3 GAO-09-30 DHS Acquisition Workforce Results in Brief.

Title:Department of Homeland Security
Author:Thomas W. Essig
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2009-05-01


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