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Congress averts DHS shutdown

Tags: House , budget , DHS , shutdown , Congress , management

Friday - 02/27/2015, 11:20pm EST

Tom Shoop, Editor in Chief, Government Executive

The effort to fund the Homeland Security Department is in chaos this afternoon. The House rejected a three-week continuing resolution after observers spent most of the day trying to figure out what the backup plan was -- without much success. Tom Shoop is Editor in Chief at Government Executive magazine. He broke down the odds of Congress passing a DHS budget on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Tom Shoop , Gov Exec , In Depth , budget , shutdown , Congress , House

Friday - 02/27/2015, 05:14pm EST
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Chris Cummiskey, Former Acting Undersecretary for Management, DHS

The full Senate will likely vote on a bill that would fund the Homeland Security Department past Friday's deadline. It's unclear what moves the House will make next. But DHS is preparing for the worst. Chris Cummiskey was acting undersecretary for management at DHS during the government shutdown in 2013. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he told Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp what DHS managers are doing to prepare.

Tags: Chris Cummiskey , DHS , budget , shutdown , Senate , In Depth

Thursday - 02/26/2015, 04:12pm EST
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Budget constraints set to fix IRS having opposite effect, experts say

The strict budget constraints placed on the Internal Revenue Service are crippling efforts to conduct the most basic levels of public service, said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.

Tags: IRS , budget , John Koskinen , Hal Rogers , House , House Oversight and Goverment Reform Committee , National Taxpayer Advocate , Nina Olson , TIGTA , J. Russell George , Sean McCalley

Thursday - 02/26/2015, 05:38pm EST

DHS Secretary Johnson baffled by 'absurd' budget conversation

A vote in the Senate could come as early as Thursday on a bill that would fund the Homeland Security Department beyond this Friday. If passed, the bill would still have to clear the House, before being sent to the President's desk. While Congress was busy making moves Wednesday, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson went on the offensive to ensure Congress doesn't shut down his department. 30,000 DHS workers would be sent home and the trickle-down effect on state and local governments and law enforcement organizations would worsen if Congress doesn't pass a bill, Johnson said.

Tags: budget , DHS , Jeh Johnson , Congress , shutdown , John Boehner , Bennie Thompson , Ron Johnson , Jason Miller , workforce , Tom Ridge , Michael Chertoff

Wednesday - 02/25/2015, 12:31pm EST

Heidi Burakiewicz, Partner, Mehri & Skalet PLLC

Stop us if you've heard this before. Congress, divided over policy, threatens to let funding lapse for federal agencies. That would cause furloughs for some, and working without pay for others. The last time it happened, federal employees had grounds for a lawsuit over violations of labor law. Could it happen again for Homeland Security employees? As part of this week's Legal Loop, Heidi Burakiewicz, a partner at the law firm Mehri & Skalet, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with some answers.

Tags: Heidi Burakiewicz , Mehri & Skalet PLLC , Legal Loop , DHS , Federal Drive , shutdown , budget , furloughs , Congress

Thursday - 02/26/2015, 09:11am EST
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DHS on the brink of partial shutdown: Lessons from those who were there

Former DHS leaders say you don't need a shutdown to harm the department. The threat of a partial shutdown is enough to lower employees' morale and slow down progress.

Tags: DHS , continuing resolution , Rafael Borras , Chris Cummiskey , Jeh Johnson , Congress , shutdown , budget , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 05:54pm EST
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DHS shutdown twofer: Burning money and morale at the same time

Former DHS chief human capital officer Jeff Neal talks about the real costs behind shutting down an agency.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ChiefHRO.com , DHS , shutdown , management , morale , workforce , budget , commentary

Wednesday - 02/25/2015, 12:01pm EST
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