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Improving Governance and Budget Execution Oversight at the DHS National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD). IDA. Alexandria, VA : Institute for Defense Analyses , May , 2015

May 2015

Institute for Defense Analyses

From the abstract: “The National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has evolved since its establishment in 2007, consolidating its missions and programs into a more unified infrastructure protection-based operational organization. As NPPD has become more focused, the opportunities for, and the value of, headquarters coordination of its activities and investments have grown. To aid the NPPD Office of the Under Secretary in his maturation process, the Institute for Defense Analyses was asked to organize a panel of accomplished resource management professionals with a broad range of expertise to conduct research on NPPD resource management processes and develop recommendations for improvement. The panel found that while there are many things working well in existing NPPD resource management processes, there are also significant gaps and coordination problems. One challenge is that, although there is a lot of activity on requirements taking place both at the DHS level and NPPD level, there is confusion across the organizations on objectives and implementation. A second major challenge is that budget execution is focused on compliance, not on enabling leadership engagement.”


Graham, David, Dechant, Jason A., Ahmed, Hiba F., Dominy, James R., Mason, Roger L., Norquist, David L., Pace, Scott N.


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