GAO’s analysis of the efforts of DHS is not entirely complete but perhaps the best out there for a while while reminisces dominate the end of the decade since 9/11/01!
Here is the key player for GAO and its analysis:
David Maurer is a Director in the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) Homeland Security and Justice team, where he leads GAO’s work reviewing DHS and DOJ management issues. His recent work in these areas includes DHS management integration, Secret Service financial management, DOJ grant management, cost estimation within the federal prison system, and an assessment of technologies for detecting explosives in the passenger rail environment.
From 2008-9, Mr. Maurer worked as an Acting Director in GAO’s Natural Resource and Environment team, where he managed work assessing U.S. global nuclear detection programs, wastewater treatment along the U.S.-Mexican border, and enforcement of federal environmental law. Mr. Maurer was also detailed to the House Committee on Appropriations, Surveys and Investigations staff. From 1993-2007, Mr. Maurer managed and led work in GAO’s International Affairs and Trade team, where he reviewed U.S. efforts to combat international terrorism and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, U.S. assistance to the former Soviet Union, peacekeeping in the Balkans, and several other international issues. He also served as the team’s manager for staffing and human capital issues. In recognition of his contributions to audit work, training, and operational responsibilities, Mr. Maurer has received several GAO awards during his career.
From August 2005 through June 2006, Mr. Maurer was a student at the National Defense University where he was recognized as a Distinguished Graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and received an M.S. in national resource strategy. Mr. Maurer also has an M.P.P in international public policy from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in international relations from Michigan State University.