Press Release


Duncan to Hold Subcommittee Hearing on Streamlining DHS Processes

Media Contacts: Mike Rosen, Charlotte Sellmyer (202) 226-8417

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency will conduct the following hearing tomorrow.

FRIDAY, April 26 at 9:00 a.m.

Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency

Cutting DHS Duplication and Wasteful Spending: Implementing Private Sector Best Practices and Watchdog Recommendations

311 Cannon House Office Building

Witness List:

  • Ms. Cathleen Berrick, Managing Director, Homeland Security and Justice Issues, Government Accountability Office
  • Ms. Anne Richards, Assistant Inspector General for Audits, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Mr. Paul G. Stern, Ph.D., Board Director, Business Executives for National Security
  • Mr. Craig Killough, Vice President, Organization Markets, Project Management Institute
  • Mr. Henry H. Willis, Ph.D., Director, RAND Homeland Security and Defense Center

Chairman Jeff Duncan (R-SC) on the hearing: “Several reports from GAO and the DHS Inspector General have highlighted areas of duplication, opportunities for cost savings, and ways that DHS can improve its efficiency and successfully meet its mission to defend the U.S. homeland.  Unfortunately, DHS has not yet implemented key GAO and IG recommendations, which has led to confusion in mission and execution and poor use of American tax dollars in critical areas. 

“There are many ways that DHS can address the problems that GAO and the IG have identified through learning from best practices of the private sector. I look forward to examining these issues closely this week.  As the third largest federal agency with a budget of over $60 billion, DHS must be accountable to the American people for its stewardship of taxpayer dollars and successful execution of its vital mission.”

*Opening statements, witness testimony, and the live video feed will be available HERE.