Tag Archives: DHS OIG

Report: DHS Lacks ‘Comprehensive’ Mgmt Procedures for Low-Value Contracts

The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General found that the agency lacked proper oversight of its low-value contracts, resulting in missing documentation and lost payments, Federal Times reported Wednesday. Low-value contracts are those with a maximum amount of $300 million.

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Jennifer Costello Takes Lead as DHS Acting Inspector General

Jennifer Costello, deputy inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security, will take on the new role as the agency’s acting inspector general, replacing John Kelly, who was scheduled to retire June 10, The Hill reported Monday. “I accelerated my retirement because I feel it’s in the best interest of the organization and its employees,” Kelly said in a statement. 

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DHS OIG: TSA Lacks Oversight of Credentials Program Security Threat Assessment

The Department of Homeland Security‘s office of the inspector general has said the Transportation Security Administration lacks oversight and guidance over the Transportation Worker Identification Credentials program’s background check process. A DHS OIG report published Sept. 1 stated the TWIC program office focuses more on customer service than the program’s effectiveness and the program office lacks authority …

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DHS OIG: CBP Should Update Privacy Policies and Require Specific Privacy Training for Employees

The Department of Homeland Security‘s office of the inspector general has suggested that the Customs and Border Protection revise its privacy policies and require more specific privacy training for Office of Professional Responsibility employees to help address law enforcement priorities. According to a DHS OIG report published in August CBP OPR employees have shared information with …

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