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DHS: Five Steps to Self-Improvement
Posted By David Inserra On January 24, 2013 @ 8:00 am In Security | Comments Disabled
Amid a slew of resignations from the Obama Administration, Janet Napolitano recently announced that she will be remaining in her post as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for President Obama’s second term.
The news shouldn’t have come as a surprise to many, as Napolitano had long been signaling that she planned to say. The decision, however, is a crucial one for the homeland security enterprise .
Committed to a second term, Napolitano now has the opportunity to help better shape DHS and bring about key changes to greatly enhance its efficiency, credibility, functioning, and overall reputation on Capitol Hill.
Broad, sweeping changes are not needed, nor is a major reorganization or dismantling of DHS. Instead, five key steps  are needed:
Secretary Napolitano has an opportunity to reform and improve DHS. Acting on these five key steps would make DHS a more effective organization that can better protect the U.S. homeland.
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 homeland security enterprise: http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2011/08/homeland-security-4-0-overcoming-centralization-complacency-and-politics
 key steps: http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/01/5-key-steps-for-homeland-security-as-napolitano-stays-on-in-dhs
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