According to a recent analysis by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), all of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) major acquisition programs now have schedule and cost goals established for the first time. The report also stated that over half are on track to meet their department-approved baseline.

The other half, it was noted, could have benefitted from earlier requirements definition and more well-documented and insightful decision-making processes.

Performing an annual assessment of DHS’s 15 largest acquisition programs, as well as 11 at risk of poor outcomes, the GAO found that in 2016 DHS revised reporting and response processes and focused on program needs to strengthen its acquisition policy.

To read more about the report, and to access the GAO analysis, click here.

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