Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Hearing on Homeland Security Contracting

February 9, 2007
The hearing focused on the Department of Homeland Security's management of large contracts that rely on private contractors as "system integrators." The Committee focused on two examples of multi-billion dollar contracts: the Deepwater program to develop new ships for the Coast Guard and the Secure Border Initiative to integrate technology and personnel to defend the nation's borders.

Watch Chairman Henry Waxman inquire as to how key negative information about ships involved in the Deepwater contract was suppressed:

Watch Comptroller General David Walker give opening remarks, discussing "systemic problems":

Watch Rep. Elijah Cummings and Comptroller General David Walker discuss contractor bonuses for "attitude and effort" as opposed to performance:

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