DHS CHCO goes from political appointee to career fed

Friday - 7/29/2011, 5:30pm EDT

Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief, Government Executive

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The Department of Homeland Security has found a new chief human capital officer. Catherine Emerson is replacing Jeff Neal as the agency's CHCO. At the same time, DHS is converting the job from a politically appointed slot to a career position. Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief of Government Executive Magazine, explains how this move will affect DHS hiring.