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Department of Homeland Security

FRD supported the Department of Homeland Security’s Program Analysis and Evaluation Division (housed within the Office of the Chief Financial Officer) by preparing a set of three literature reviews. The literature reviews served as foundational research for the DHS FY 2022‐2026 Learning Agenda, and comprised three topics: migration factors at international borders, deterrence effect indicators, and partnership evaluation metrics.  

The Client

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is charged with securing the U.S. from the many threats the nation faces. The agency’s mission strives to “prevent future attacks against the United States and our allies, respond decisively to natural and man-made disasters, and advance American prosperity and economic security long into the future.” Pursuant to its mission, the DHS’ Division of Program Analysis and Evaluation (PA&E) in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer is committed to conducting independent analysis and evaluation to build rigorous evidence for better decision-making.

The Ask

In order to provide foundational research to support DHS in answering questions posed in the DHS FY 2022‐2026 Learning Agenda, DHS PA&E commissioned a set of three literature reviews in FY22. These literature reviews covered a range of diverse topics, including migration factors at international borders, deterrence effect indicators, and partnership evaluation metrics.

Why FRD?

DHS contracted with FRD for this priority project due, in part, to FRD’s reputation for high-quality, fast turnaround work. FRD was able to deliver each literature review within approximately four months of kickoff.

The Product

FRD delivered the three literature reviews on time and on budget. The research teams also presented the key findings for each report to the DHS Evaluation Officers Council. 

The Impact

The literature review reports can inform DHS’s development of new measures and evaluation frameworks for their programs, and provide evidence to support internal deliberations.

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Location

Federal Research Division
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave SE
John Adams Building, LA 5281
Washington, D.C. 20540-4840
Phone: 202-707-3900
Fax: 202-707-3920
Email: frds@loc.gov