Monday, September 22, 2014

Lagging behind

The Washington Post reports the Department of Homeland Security is falling behind in meeting some of the key requirements of its mission. 

According to the Post, it's hard to stay on top of things when people keep quitting:
Over the past four years, employees have left DHS at a rate nearly twice as fast as in the federal government overall, and the trend is accelerating, according to a review of a federal database. 
The departures are a result of what employees widely describe as a dysfunctional work environment, abysmal morale, and the lure of private security companies paying top dollar that have proliferated in Washington since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. 
The department’s terrorism intelligence arm, for example, has cycled through six directors during the Obama administration, decimating morale and contributing to months-long delays in releasing intelligence reports, according to interviews and government reports.
Meanwhile, it's recently been reported elsewhere that the Department of Homeland Security now provides only lax oversight to many of the aliens who are detected after entering the country illegally, even giving them the ability to fly commercially with little documentation.

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