We Need New Voices of Accountability

When it comes to our security, we don’t have time to waste. We don’t have money to waste either. Sadly, this administration is wasting both. Last week, a bipartisan congressional report was released that showed a glut of wasteful spending and gross mismanagement as a result of no-bid contracts with the Department of Homeland Security. In addition to wasting billions of dollars, these contracts also showed that several homeland security programs are inadequate. This points to a two-fold failure in DHS, characteristic of how this administration and Republican-led Congress have handled homeland security: wasted money and inadequate security measures.

The report noted that 32 DHS contracts worth $34 billion have “experienced significant overcharges, wasteful spending, or mismanagement.