In December 2011, a limited distribution internal memorandum was leaked to news media. This document disclosed allegations of employee misconduct and inadequate performance, as well as misuse of funds and ineffective hiring within DHS’ Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program. In February 2012, former Chairman Lungren, of the House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies, requested that we review these issues. In April 2012, Ranking Member Waxman, of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, also requested that we review the challenges facing the program. We consolidated both requests into one review.
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