Subcommittee Hearing: Acquisition Oversight: How Effectively Is DHS Safeguarding Taxpayer Dollars?

April 22, 2015 6:00 PM | 311 Cannon House Office Building

Subcommittee Chairman Scott Perry, R-Pa., on the hearing: “Frontline personnel securing our borders, protecting our airports, and defending our shores must have the tools to successfully accomplish their mission. A broken acquisition process delivers tools that are late, cost more, and do less than anticipated. Watchdogs continue to find failures in DHS’s management of its acquisitions, which is unacceptable and puts taxpayer dollars at risk. This hearing will examine DHS’s major acquisition programs and processes and what must be done to fix long-standing problems and achieve better outcomes for the American taxpayer and frontline personnel.”


HOMELAND SECURITY ACQUISITIONS: Major Program Assessments Reveal Actions Needed to Improve Accountability
U.S. Government Accountability Office | GAO-15-171SP | Publicly Released: Apr 22, 2015

Opening Statements

Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., Subcommittee Chairman
Opening Statement [PDF]

Live Stream

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Ms. Michele Mackin
Acquisition and Sourcing Management
U.S. Government Accountability Office
Witness Statement [PDF]

The Honorable Chip Fulghum
Acting Deputy Undersecretary for Management and Chief Financial Officer
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Witness Statement [PDF]

Dr. Cedric Sims
Evermay Consulting Group
Witness Statement [PDF]
Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF]