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One DHS, One Mission: Efforts to Improve Management Integration at the Department of Homeland Security

Subcommittee Hearing

Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building SD-342

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Member Statements


This hearing continues the Subcommittee’s oversight of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) management directorate, and the management challenges associated with the creation of DHS from 22 separate agencies and offices. Since 2003, implementing and transforming DHS has been included on the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) High-Risk List. This hearing will coincide with the release of GAO’s most recent management integration report (GAO-10-131) examining the Department’s progress thus far. The subcommittee will also hear an update on management challenges at the Department from the DHS Inspector General. The full GAO report can be accessed online:


Panel 1

  • The Honorable  Elaine Duke
    Under Secretary for Management
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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  • Anne Richards
    Assistant Inspector General, Office of Audits, Office of Inspector General
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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  • Ms.  Bernice Steinhardt
    Director for Strategic Issues
    U.S. Government Accountability Office
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