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FOIA backlog almost doubles within a year

The Justice Department said the backlog of Freedom of Information Act requests rose about 70 percent between FY 2013 and 2014, for a total of 160,000. The vast majority of the backlog belongs to less than a third of federal agencies, with 72 agencies posting a backlog of fewer than 100 FOIA requests.

Tags: FOIA , Justice Department , Open Government Directive , Sunshine Week , NARA , Sean McCalley

Monday - 05/04/2015, 06:19pm EDT

DHS No. 2 regrets perception of favoritism in visa cases

Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas steadfastly defended his work on three foreign-investor visa cases while testifying before a House committee Thursday, following allegations that he used his post to help well-connected Democrats.

Tags: Alejandro Mayorkas , oversight

Friday - 05/01/2015, 12:40am EDT

Catherine Emerson, CHCO, DHS, and Miriam Cohen, CHCO, NRC

Strategies for building a workforce of the future are under development now at several different levels of government. Catherine Emerson is chief human capital officer of the Homeland Security Department, and Miriam Cohen is chief human capital officer of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. They joined In Depth with Francis Rose to talk about the tools they have to make sure their work forces are ready for the year 2025.

Tags: Catherine Emerson , Miriam Cohen , NRC , In Depth

Thursday - 04/30/2015, 04:27pm EDT
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Recruiting, retention key to bucking federal retirement trends

A reverse retirement wave is challenging chief human capital officers to rethink how they plan their workforce in FY 2020 and beyond. Two agencies -- one large, one medium -- described how to find success in one of the most important parts of that planning process: Building and maintaining a fluid pipeline of incoming and outgoing career employees.

Tags: The Reverse Retirement Wave , NRC , Catherine Emerson , Miriam Cohen , CHCO , Sean McCalley , retirement , pay and benefits , recruiting , retention , Best Places to Work

Thursday - 04/30/2015, 05:00am EDT
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DHS's Unity of Effort seeds the roots of change

The Homeland Security Department marked the one-year anniversary of its initiative to create a more cohesive agency by launching a new acquisition innovations program.

Tags: management , Jeh Johnson , Christian Marrone , Unity of Effort , Joint requirements council , Acquisition , Congress , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Tom Carper , Claire McCaskill , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/30/2015, 03:46am EDT

Chris Cummiskey, Center for Cyber & Homeland Security, GW University

Landing a gyrocopter outside U.S. Capitol building to send a message is a felony. But the postal worker who did that also did federal agencies a big favor. That's according to Chris Cummisky, a senior fellow for the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University, and former acting under secretary for management at the Department of Homeland Security. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the gyrocopter incident presents an opportunity for federal agencies to improve their risk management strategies.

Tags: Chris Cummiskey , George Washington University , In Depth

Tuesday - 04/28/2015, 04:29pm EDT
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Disaster Resilience for America - April 28, 2015

On this edition of "Disaster Relief for America", hosts Tim Karney and Tom Moran interview Dr. Douglas Maughan, the Division Director for the Cyber Security Division at the Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology Directorate.

Tags: Disaster Resilience for America , All Hazards Emergency Network , General Dynamics Information Technology , GDIT , Tom Moran , Tim Karney , Doug Maughan ,

Friday - 04/24/2015, 04:40pm EDT

We need to address 'deep, systemic problems' to improve federal workforce morale

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) wants to improve working conditions for federal workers by dealing with poorly performing employees more quickly. He said most federal workers are committed, hard-working people, but long-standing challenges are hampering employee success need to be addressed.

Tags: Mark Meadows , Congress , House , workforce , firing , worst places to work , EPA , OPM , National Archives , Jason Chaffetz , Elijah Cummings , commentary

Monday - 04/27/2015, 03:46am EDT

Hope springs eternal for cyber laws after House approval

Lawmakers overwhelmingly passed the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act and the Protecting Cyber Networks Act this week. These are the first cybersecurity information sharing bills with broad support in more than five years.

Tags: Cybersecurity , Technology , House , information sharing , Congress , Mike McCaul , Bob Dix , Juniper Networks , Trend Micro , Tom Kellermann , ODNI , NCCIC , CTIIC , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 12:38pm EDT

DHS continues to face acquisition management hurdles

Only two of the 22 Homeland Security Department programs the Government Accountability Office reviewed were on track to meet initial schedule and cost parameters. However, the GAO report's author is "cautiously optimistic" about DHS' efforts to improve its acquisition management.

Tags: GAO , Acquisition management , Acquisition , House , House Committee on Homeland Security , Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency , Chip Fulghum , Michele Mackin , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 04/22/2015, 06:17pm EDT
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