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Sequestration forces Coast Guard to get creative

Like many agencies, the Coast Guard continues to feel the effects of sequestration, reducing its operating costs by 25 percent last year. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp talks about where the agency was impacted most and how it worked through the challenges.

Tags: sequestration , workforce , management , budget , Robert Papp , Federal Drive , Jason Fornicola

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 05:22pm EDT
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Adm. Bob Papp, Commandant, Coast Guard

Why capturing drug smugglers is becoming harder for the Coast Guard.

Tags: Bob Papp , drug trafficking , Federal Drive , budget , sequestration

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 01:28pm EDT
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Borras leaves DHS more integrated, on better financial path

Rafael Borras spent the last four years as the undersecretary of management for the Homeland Security Department before leaving Feb. 7. He said his goal was to make DHS more business-like by making it easier to apply data to decisions. Under Borras' leadership, DHS launched the Management Cube and received its first-ever clean financial audit opinion.

Tags: management , financial management , Rafael Borras , DHS , shared services , Management Cube , data driven analysis , clean audit , people , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 03:58am EST
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Duncan calls for 'reality check' on DHS headquarters project

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency, released a majority staff report that questioned the planning and future efficacy of the Homeland Security Department consolidating its headquarters at the St. Elizabeths campus in D.C.

Tags: Jeff Duncan , House , Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency , DHS , federal buildings , GSA , GAO , Michael OConnell , oversight , St. Elizabeths

Tuesday - 01/14/2014, 02:22pm EST

DHS' slow progress in centralizing acquisition frustrates Congress

Members of Congress are frustrated at what they see as a failure by the Department of Homeland Security to effectively manage the acquisition practices of its various components, leading to poorly defined requirements and wasted money. But DHS says some of the problems are of Congress' own making.

Tags: DHS , management , acquisition , Congress , CBP , GAO , Rafael Borras , oversight , Jared Serbu

Monday - 09/23/2013, 06:03am EDT
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DHS, DoD strive for new strategy: be smarter with less

Federal officials say the budget environment with or without sequestration is leading agencies to come to grips with the idea that no matter how much they cut, no matter how much they work to become more efficient, they still will not have enough people or money to get everything done. The goal is to install discipline and data into the decision making process.

Tags: management , Rafael Borras , DHS , Beth McGrath , DoD , Thad Allen , Booz Allen Hamilton , Partnership for Public Service , Gene Dodaro , GAO , budget , Jason Miller

Friday - 08/09/2013, 05:52am EDT

Tons of cocaine entering U.S. due to sequestration cuts, rear admiral says

Coast Guard Rear Adm. Charles Michel, director of the Joint Interagency Task Force South told the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp that cuts from sequestration are limiting the resources available to stop large amounts of cocaine from entering the country.

Tags: Charles Michel , Joint Interagency Task Force South , cocaine , sequestration , DoD , DHS , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 06/06/2013, 11:38am EDT
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DHS putting post-FISMA approach to cyber through a trial run

Three Department of Homeland Security components are testing how ongoing authorizations work. The Office of Management and Budget is drafting a memo to require agencies to change from approving the cybersecurity of systems every three years to a more regular oversight schedule.

Tags: technology , DHS , Jeff Eisensmith , OMB , Mark Powell , Larry DeNayer , Citizenship and Immigration Services , cybersecurity , Continuous monitoring , ongoing authorizations , ACT-IAC , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/08/2013, 05:30am EDT
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Coast Guard kicks into high gear after Sandy

Nearly 170 people are reported stranded in New York City, where Coast Guard helicopters are now being deployed, said Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Jamie Frederick. Most calls the Coast Guard received this morning were inland-based, Frederick said.

Tags: Jamie Frederick , Sandy , DHS , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 11:25am EDT
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