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U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General: Strategic Planning Engagement


The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provides independent oversight and promotes excellence, integrity, and accountability within the Department. The OIG focuses its oversight on the Department’s core mission areas: preventing terrorism and enhancing security; securing and managing our borders; enforcing and administering our immigration laws; safeguarding and securing cyberspace; and ensuring resilient response to disasters. Both the Department and the OIG were established by Congress in 2002.

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Project Description

DHS OIG has contracted with the Academy to assist in developing a five-year strategic plan by providing advice, facilitating the process, and drafting the plan. The strategic plan will set high-level strategic goals and objectives for DHS OIG and will identify performance indicators that will provide useful measures of progress towards these goals. The purpose of the updated strategic plan is to help position DHS OIG to make the needed changes that will allow it to fulfill its vision and achieve its mission and priorities.

NAPA will work closely with DHS OIG leaders and senior staff to map out a comprehensive approach to developing the strategic plan. The project will be conducted via a multipronged approach, including; analysis of previous OIG strategic plans, benchmarking strategic plans of comparable OIGs, visioning and planning workshops with DHS OIG leadership and key stakeholders, and focus groups of different sets of OIG staff. NAPA will conduct the work over a period of ten months under the guidance of an Expert Advisory Group (EAG) of Academy Fellows.