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The boundaries between CBP, ICE, and TSA are largely synthetic. Keeping these agencies separate creates organizational and operational redundancies. Separation also prevents the emergence of DHS as a united agency with a coordinated mission.
Combining them into a single border management and immigration enforcement agency would reduce administrative overhead and prevent duplication of effort.
Every system in the government seems to have a different standard for what an "acceptable" password is. This makes it difficult to remember passwords for the many propiretary systems and sites that we all have to access in a given day. Creating one government standard for a "strong" password would make it easier to remember what all of those passwords are.
The fiscal year as currently structured costs the government a great deal of productivity. During the fall, when most people are in the office due to school schedules, government departments avoid spending money or planning activities due to continuing resolutions or similar uncertainty about how broad budget numbers will filter down to the working level. Once budgets are set, the holiday season puts many other activities ...more »
Each department in the government has its own separate network architecture, systems, and staff. By centralizing IT functions (including classified IT functions) at GSA, the government would be able to standardize the quality of service, reduce hardware redundancies, further reduce the government's costs through economies of scale, and maintain flexibility to deploy resources when and where they are needed. This move ...more »