GAO’s Maurer: DHS leadership vacuum draining morale, killing progress

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A leadership vacuum at the Homeland Security Department could be draining morale across the entire agency. About 40 percent of all political appointee positions are empty or held by an acting official. David Maurer told the House Homeland Security Committee what GAO has found, and some possible fixes for DHS’ morale problems.  David was my guest today to talk about his testimony to the committee.

Watch the hearing here.

Also on today’s show:  Major General Dale Meyerrose (USAF ret.), President of the Meyerrose Group, on the White House’s decision to keep leadership of the National Security Agency and Cyber Command in the hands of one leader; and David Hawkings of Roll Call on the prospects for the budget deal as the Senate prepares to vote on it this week.  You can listen to all of the interviews from the show on today’s In Depth show blog.