We recently released our “quick look” at Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acquisitions, assessing 22 major programs created to help secure the border, enhance cyber security, improve disaster response, and execute a wide variety of other operations. The good news? Two of the programs are on track to meet key cost and schedule goals. But where does that leave the other 20? Today’s WatchBlog explores. DHS Acquisitions Each year, DHS invests billions of dollars in major acquisition programs—$10.7 billion planned in fiscal year 2014. These major programs include:
- the Integrated Fixed Towers to help Border Patrol detect and track illegal entries in remote areas;
- modernizing TECS, the computer system that is the main source of information to determine whether to admit people wanting to enter the country; and
- the National Cybersecurity Protection System, which is intended to defend federal civilian government’s IT infrastructure from cyber threats.