An exodus of top-level officials from the Department of Homeland Security is undercutting the agency’s ability to stay ahead of a range of emerging threats, including potential terrorist strikes and cyberattacks, according to interviews with current and former officials.

Over the past four years, employees have left DHS at a rate nearly twice as fast as in the federal government overall, and the trend is accelerating, according to a review of a federal database.

The departures are a result of what employees widely describe as a dysfunctional work environment, abysmal morale, and the lure of private security companies paying top dollar that have proliferated in Washington since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

The department’s terrorism intelligence arm, for example, has cycled through six directors during the Obama administration, decimating morale and contributing to months-long delays in releasing intelligence reports, according to interviews and government reports.

A parade of high-level departures, on top of other factors, has meanwhile helped slow the rollout of key cybersecurity initiatives, including a program aimed at blocking malicious software before it can infiltrate civilian government computers, former officials say.

With the country facing a crisis of unaccompanied minors crossing the southwest border in recent months, the pair of DHS agencies responsible for tackling this problem have been hindered by turnover of top officials. U.S. Customs and Border Protection, for instance, has had six commissioners under President Obama, four of them in a caretaker role because they were not confirmed by the Senate.

And at the Transportation Security Administration, a DHS agency created after 9/11 to enhance airport security, the hemorrhaging of both senior and junior personnel has “had a tremendous effect,’’ said Kenneth Kasprisin, a former acting TSA head who left the agency in May.

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I believe it.  It happened to me while working for a government agency dealing with juveniles.  The corruption and the morale were horrendous. 

Government inefficiency, ineptitude is apparent when competent people discover working there is little more than paper pushing.  The ones that stay, the incompetent, lazy, unable to get a job outside the typical bureaucratic government, will have stay in the job until they DIE!.

The TSA has been little more than a joke, since its inception.  Inconveniencing air travelers, without any effective programs or actions.  Visiting an a airport shows a large number of uniformed TSA agents, standing around like ants, doing nothing.  But, at peak periods, there is inadequate staffing resulting in long wait times.

The schedules of departing and arriving flights is CLEARLY KNOWN, but the brilliant TSA organization, apparently cannot conceive of scheduling staff to match demand!

THE PURPOSE OF THE DHS......WAS AND IS TO BE USED AS BARACK OBASTARDS'  PRIVATE ARMY TO BE USED AGAINST AMERICANS AFTER OBASTARD DECLARES MARTIAL LAW !!!!!!....AND BEGINS THE ROUND-UP , ARREST AND INCARCERATION/INTERNMENT  OF AMERICANS INTO FEMA CAMPS !!!!!....WHY DO YOU THINK OBASTARD HAS BEEN "MILITARIZING AND ARMING ALL GOV'T AGENCIES AND POLICE DEPT'S ALL OVER AMERICA !!!!!!.......WHY DID DHS BUY "BILLIONS OF ROUNDS OF HOLLOW POINT AMMO" WHY WERE FEMA CAMPS BUILT ALL OVER AMERICA !!!!!!!.......WAKE UP PEOPLE !!!!!...THE OVERTHROW OF AMERICA IS ALREADY HAPPENING !!!!!!!!!111....AND OBASTARD CONTINUES TO DESTROY OUR MILITARY WITH ONGING "PURGES/FIRINGS" OF GOOD GENERALS AND REPLACING THEM WITH HIS ANTI-AMERICAN "STOOGES/LAP DOGS/FLUNKIES" !!!!!!.......AND NOW HE'S SENDING OUR TROOPS TO AFRICA TO BE INFECTED WITH EBOLA VIRUS SO THAT THEY CAN BRING THE DISEASE BACK TO AMERICA SO AS TO CAUSE A "PANDEMIC"....THEN OBASTARD CAN DECLARE MARTIAL LAW AND ATTEMPT TO USURP TOTAL AND COMPLETE  POWER IN AMERICA---  AND A CORRUPT/LAWLESS AND COMPLICIT CONGRESS IS LETTING IT ALL HAPPEN !!!!!!!!!1

Amen! Ditto! You Betcha', in my opinion you are correct.  Premature, but forward thinking!  "But, it does not effect me!' "Some one else will do it!" And this to will pass!  Bumper Stickers have all the answers to Social Ills!  

No wonder I don't trust or respect the Federal government. They are the most un-altruistic entity I know of except maybe ISIS.

President Bush created the Dept. of Homeland Security for one reason, to act as a mediator between the FBI and the CIA, seems the two agencies refused to work together and share information, so Bush created the DHS. Yes they were intended to be a bunch of paper pushers.

Obama uses it ,like most government agencies, to place his pals to reward them for their services to him while campaigning. They have no experience in Security, but  when did that ever stop Obama. His administration doesn't want anyone who might think for them selves, take your orders from Valerie Jarrett and shut up.

I can't remember the government website I was looking at several years ago but this website listed, from best to worst, the government agencies that had the best/worst working environment with emphasis on morale, Border Protection / ICE were (are) all the way at the bottom, the absolute worst agencies to work for.

Corrupt Socialists like Obama & the Democrats use this Federal Program to bypass other agencies and use as a weapon to ignore protecting the border & homeland!  This agency needs to be disbanded along with many others. WON'T happen under the Democrats in Power.

DHS SHOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN CREATED , THEY ARE USELESS .
IT does not work and never did it should never been created .It is nothing but a Taxpayer draining Joke.Abolish the DHS .

The Rats are jumping a sinking ship. I love it when liberals start leaving the biggest rat of them all.and we all know who that is.

The lies and corruption make working for any government agency something most people can NOT stomach.  Never will.  They exist to do wrong and they continue to do so.

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BREAKING: Hillary Admits She Was Wrong About ‘Deplorables,’
White Nationalists Only ‘0.15%’ Of U.S. Population

(TeaParty.org) – Hillary Clinton, the failed liberal presidential candidate who sealed her fate by slamming half of U.S. voters as a load of racist, sexist, xenophobic “deplorables,” just came out and admitted she was wrong, Breitbart reports.

Speaking with Hugh Hewitt on his radio show about her book “What Happened,” he asked her if she actually believes that half of the American population are white nationalists and racists.

“Of the 62.9 million people who voted for President Trump, do you have a number in your mind that you think are actually white nationalist racists of that 62.9 million, a real number?” he asked.

“No, I don’t,” she said.

Still have any doubts? Later in the conversation, Hewitt asked the same question again. “Do you think there are more than a half million, you know, honest-to-God white nationalists running around the United States?”

Clinton: “Probably not, no.”

A white nationalist would like to establish a sovereign country for people of white European heritage, an idea everyone across the political spectrum finds unspeakably intolerable and offensive. Now, the woman who declared that this was the desire of more than half of Americans is saying that virtually nobody wants it. On both counts, she’s completely wrong.

There’s no doubt that Clinton is probably going to try running again for president in 2020 – if she’s even alive that long – and might be trying to absolve her guilt and pander to all those “undecideds” who instantly went MAGA the second she blasted them as no-good racist deplorables for not voting Democrat.

However, Clinton did later admit that there were more white nationalists in America than she had thought. Expressing her worries that the internet and the presidency of Trump is giving them a voice and a platform, she hinted that under her iron scepter, she will attempt to silence them.

“Unfortunately, their views, which used to be quite beyond the mainstream, you know, have a much broader audience now, because you know, of being online and having outlets and media presence that can promote those attitudes,” she said.

How many white nationalists are there in the United States? That’s a question with troublingly few answers, since for some mysterious reason the liberal mainstream media – even though it claims all the time that white supremacy is on the rise – hasn’t actually bothered to take polls and just ask people whether they are white nationalists.

Actually, there’s a simple answer to that. If such a poll were to be taken, our bet is that liberals would be very disappointed to discover that almost nobody is actually a white nationalist, and so there would be no way they could continue scaring people with those fears. A tactic Clinton has apparently given up on.

Left-wingers are entirely convinced that some vague but large majority of people who say they aren’t racists or white nationalists, actually share a lot of views with them – which is why Nazi and white supremacist have become interchangeable with Republican and libertarian.

An article by Newsweek, which polled around 5,000 in order address this very question, came up with this response:

About 70 percent of respondents strongly agreed that people of different races should be “free to live wherever they choose” and that “all races are equal,” and 89 percent agreed that all races should be treated equally. At the same time, 31 percent of respondents said they strongly or somewhat agreed that the country needs to “protect and preserve its White European heritage,” while 34 percent strongly or somewhat disagreed and 29 percent said they neither agreed nor disagreed.

Reality is, it’s a little true that some Americans do have overlapping views with white nationalists, but the overwhelming majority of respondents STRONGLY believe that the races should be free, are equal, and should be treated equally. Sounds like none of these respondents would be joining a lynch mob or waging a second Holocaust any time soon – trying to equate the preservation of white heritage with support for slavery and genocide is obviously one of the Left’s biggest lies, and the very reason why 39 percent of people in this same survey believe white people are under attack.

So Clinton changes her mind, and now says she believes less than one percent of the American population are white nationalists – did she believe there were even LESS than that during the campaign trail? Either way, she’s either just lying or plain stupid.

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