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Johnson pitches DHS regional commanders as part of 'unity' campaign

Drawing upon his past as the Pentagon's top lawyer, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson envisions a clearer chain of command at DHS that would improve coordination among the department's 22 separate agencies.

Tags: Jeh Johnson , Emily Kopp , management , unity of effort

Monday - 09/22/2014, 03:48pm EDT

Lawmakers debate future of DHS headquarters project

House Homeland Security Committee lawmakers and GAO highlighted funding shortfalls and a need to update plans. Meanwhile, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs majority issued a report detailing why its research shows Congress should make the DHS headquarters consolidation project a priority.

Tags: management , Congress , oversight , GAO , Tom Carper , GSA , Chris Cummiskey , real property , Jason Miller

Monday - 09/22/2014, 05:03am EDT

DHS getting a lift with the TIC initiative

The Homeland Security Department is earning some extra credit with its Trusted Internet Connections Initiative, thanks to a little help from the General Services Administration. The goal of the TIC initiative is to consolidate or simply eliminate network connections from outside the agency, which in turn will boost Internet security at DHS. GSA's FedRAMP program office is working hand-in-hand with DHS to do just that.

Tags: TIC , GSA , FedRAMP , GDIT Enterprise Center

Friday - 09/19/2014, 05:36pm EDT

Richard Spires, CEO, Resilient Network Systems

The Air Force might be on a path to insolvency because of its weapons contracts, so it's reinventing its approach to focus more on strategic sourcing. Your agency could probably use some reinvention of its own, especially in the case of large IT contracts. That's according to Richard Spires -- he's CEO of Resilient Network Systems and former Chief Information Officer of the Homeland Security Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the right relationship an IT contractor needs to have with your agency's contract program office.

Tags: Richard Spires , Resilient Network Systems , In Depth

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 04:23pm EDT
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DHS management chief nominee's approach is data centric

Russell Deyo sailed through his nomination hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Wednesday. He said the Homeland Security Department needs to consolidate financial management systems so it can use the data to make strategic decisions. The committee also heard from nominees for Immigration and Customs Enforcement and USPS Board of Governors.

Tags: management , Russell Deyo , Mickey Barnett , Tom Coburn , Sarah Saldana , financial management , Michael Chertoff , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 04:41am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Russell Deyo sailed through his nomination hearing to be the next undersecretary of management at the Homeland Security Department. Deyo, former Johnson & Johnson executive, says getting DHS to have standard financial data will be among his top priorities if the Senate confirms him. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller explained what to expect from Deyo's management plans on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

Tags: Jason Miller , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 09:42am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Homeland Security Department's new science and technology chief, Reginald Brothers, said he's got a plan to turn around an organization that's taken criticism for overlapping projects, poorly-tracked investments and rock-bottom workforce morale. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu has the details.

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Friday - 09/12/2014, 09:25am EDT
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DHS S&T chief plans for more relevant research, better employee morale

Dr. Reginald Brothers, the new Homeland Security Department undersecretary for science and technology, wants to revamp DHS' S&T portfolio by making its research projects more relevant to end users, building more connective tissue between headquarters and DHS components and rebuilding workforce morale.

Tags: Congress , technology , research and development , Reginald Brothers , GAO , Jared Serbu

Friday - 09/12/2014, 04:11am EDT
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John Roth, Inspector General, Homeland Security Department

Things are calmer on the southwest border now that the flood of illegal immigrants has declined. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the worst is over. This comes after DHS Inspector General John Roth's investigation into alleged mistreatment of child immigrants at detention centers. The accusations were made by an advocacy group in June. Inspector General Roth joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more details on the investigation.

Tags: John Roth , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 09:59pm EDT
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