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Commentary | March 23, 2021

DHS wants your input to become more effective, efficient

By MyCG Staff

The Department of Homeland Security is looking for ideas and suggestions from its stakeholders across public and private sectors familiar with or interested in improving DHS's effectiveness and efficiency. Your input can be submitted in the form of  questions, hypotheses, or problems focused on any area of the department’s work.

Your input will inform DHS’s selection of priority questions, which will guide development of specific proposals and plans for research, policy analysis, performance measurement, or program evaluation studies the Department will conduct in the next five years.

DHS invites suggestions in many forms—such as questions to be answered, hypotheses to be tested, or problems to be studied—and focused on any area of Department's work, including strategy, policy, programs, regulations, management, and operations. The suggestions will inform the Department's ongoing development of a set of questions that will guide direction and evidence-building activities, such as foundational research, policy analysis, performance measurement, and program evaluation.

On November 9, 2020, DHS published an RFI soliciting input from the public to inform the development of the Department's evidence-building plan. On Jan. 27, 2021, President Biden issued a Memorandum on Restoring Trust in Government Through Scientific Integrity and Evidence-Based Policymaking, which reinforces the importance of the evidence-building plan. DHS is now reopening and extending the comment period for the RFI to allow additional public engagement.

Please submit your suggestions to DHS’s Request for Information: Evidence-Building Activities (86 FR 8921) before March 31.