DHS and GSA Have Not Implemented Recommendations to Strengthen the Management of DHS Headquarters Consolidation


The Department of Homeland Security is planning to consolidate operations and thousands of its workers at the St. Elizabeths campus in Washington, D.C. Construction began at the site in 2009.

Over $2 billion has been appropriated for the project since fiscal year 2006, which was less than requested. DHS and General Services Administration officials told us this led to cost increases and delays.

Since our 2014 report, Congress has required DHS, in coordination with GSA, to give them cost, schedule, and other information consistent with our report’s recommendations. For this testimony, we found that the information has not yet been provided.





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