From the Post story:
Nearly three years after it was formed, the mammoth Department of Homeland Security remains hampered by severe management and financial problems that contributed to the flawed response to Hurricane Katrina, according to an independent audit released yesterday.
The report by Homeland Security Inspector General Richard L. Skinner aimed some of its most pointed criticism at one of DHS’s major entities, the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Katrina and a subsequent storm, Rita, added to FEMA’s “already overburdened resources and infrastructure,” the report said.
I think the arguments in the report are essentially correct, but other than the warnings on the importance of Katrina oversight, there’s not much new in the report. It’s basically a summary of the OIG’s current and recent work, and it reads similar to the “material risks” section of a company’s annual report or IPO filing in the way that it lists everything that is going wrong or could go wrong. It would be more helpful to DHS if the OIG wrote a report that said “these are the top 3 or 5 management challenges with which you need to be concerned.”