Posted by Secretary Napolitano
This morning, Vice President Biden chaired the first Cabinet meeting of the “Campaign to Cut Waste” and called on all cabinet agencies to build a culture of fiscal discipline and accountability.
During the Cabinet meeting, Vice President Biden recognized the DHS Efficiency Review (ER) as a model program and asked other agencies to follow DHS’s lead and plan to regularly report on the progress they are making to do more with less and maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of limited resources within their agencies.
I’m proud of the accomplishments of the DHS ER which is changing the way we do business. Through both small and large change to the way we do business, DHS has identified more than $1 billion in cost avoidances, as well as $800 million in our FY12 Budget Request, and $800 million in acquisition savings.
As I mentioned to the Vice President this morning, the DHS Efficiency Review is successful because of the hard work of DHS employees from across the Department who are working together to improve the way we do business and are constantly looking for new ways to be efficient.
I look forward to continuing to work closely with our partners across the Federal government on the Campaign to Cut Waste, and continuing our unprecedented work to increase the accountability, efficiency, and effectiveness of our services and programs in order to support frontline operations.
Get more information about the Department’s Efficiency Review initiatives.