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Size of civilian federal workforce increases, but more feds eligible to retire

The departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security account for 94 percent of the growth in the number of civilian employees within the federal workforce, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Tags: GAO , workforce , DoD , Veterans Affairs , retirement , pay and benefits , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 01/30/2014, 02:03pm EST
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DHS plan to protect critical infrastructure goes beyond cybersecurity

Last month the Homeland Security Department published its updated National Infrastructure Protection Plan, a governmentwide framework for securing critical infrastructure on a wide scale. The aim of the updated plan is to make all sectors of critical infrastructure more "resilient" -- better able to absorb and recover from natural disasters, terrorist attacks, cyber intrusions and other adverse conditions.

Tags: NIPP , critical infrastructure , Bob Kolasky , Bill Anderson , Kerry Thomas , Ernie Edgar , Jason Miller , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Jack Moore

Friday - 01/31/2014, 02:26pm EST
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Shuffling chairs in senior IT positions

New CIO at EPA; GSA gets another OMB detailee.

Tags: EPA , Barack Obama , Ann Dunkin , Reggie Brothers , Dominic Sale , people , GSA , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Friday - 01/31/2014, 02:42pm EST

DHS management chief Borras to return to private sector

Rafael Borras, the undersecretary for management at the Homeland Security Department, is stepping down after almost four years on the job.

Tags: people , Rafael Borras , management , Chris Cummiskey , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 01/30/2014, 02:28pm EST

New leadership at DHS cracks down on overtime abuse at CBP

Union and CBP officials call for reform of outdated OT pay system, saying the purpose of Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime was misinterpreted.

Tags: workforce , management , Catherine Emerson , Jeh Johnson , Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee , John Tester , Carolyn Lerner , OSC , National Border Patrol Council , Brandon Judd , Ronald Vitiello , CBP , administratively uncontrollable overtime , pay and benefits , Lauren Larson

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 02:28pm EST
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Recognizing the contributions of a long-time homeland security official

Charlie Bartoldus retired from federal service after almost 35 years.

Tags: Charlie Bartoldus , Kshemendra Paul , people , White House , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Friday - 01/17/2014, 02:16pm EST

DHS' McCormack named vice-chairman of CIO Council

McCormack will help bridge the political and career technology managers, especially as the Obama administration and Congress take on IT and acquisition reform in the wake of the HealthCare.gov debacle.

Tags: people , technology , Luke McCormack , CIO Council , OMB , Steve VanRoekel , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 03:08pm EST

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 , Coast Guard , federal buildings , GSA , GAO , Michael OConnell , oversight , St. Elizabeths

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

DHS nominee seeks 'to hit the reset button' in embattled IG office

In his nomination hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Wednesday, John Roth, currently the director of the Food and Drug Administration's Office of Criminal Investigations, said he aimed to turn around employee morale in the IG's office, which has been rocked by allegations of misconduct by the former acting head of the office. Roth, whose nomination has garnered near-universal support from both Republican and Democratic members of the committee.

Tags: oversight , Senate , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Tom Carper , Claire McCaskill , John Roth , Charles Edwards , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 03:02pm EST

DHS not on track to deliver large-scale tech improvements

The Homeland Security Department will likely miss its 2015 deadline for modernizing the system it uses to screen foreigners entering the U.S.

Tags: Ellen Kortesoja , GAO , CBP , ICE , TECS , TECS Mod , risk management , Tom Coburn

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 11:48am EST
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