“The Homeland Security inspector general’s annual compilation of major management challenges at the department touches on just about all its responsibilities: acquisition management, information technology management, emergency management, grants management, financial management, infrastructure protection, border security, transportation security, and trade operations and security.
Those challenges haven’t changed much from year to year, so in 2007, the IG began including score cards to distinguish progress in selected areas. The 2009 assessment shows moderate progress, meaning many of the critical success factors have been achieved, in three areas: acquisition, information technology and emergency management. Only modest progress was found in grants management and financial management. In no areas did the IG find substantial progress.”