A recently-released survey (by the government, of the government, and for the government) reports only 33.5% of employees believe that merit is the basis for promotions in their work unit. But at the Department of Homeland Security, that number was only 23.9%. One must wonder what impact promotions other than on the basis of deserving it eventually have on the nation’s security.
In other words, if the best and brightest are not protecting us, how much less safe does that in the end make us? Do the national security aspects of the Department’s work lead some managers to assume they are above the law?
Let us hope our enemies are at least as dysfunctional. From what we know of them, signs are they very well may be.