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Customizing the federal hiring process

Yes, government hiring is often slow and arduous. But what happens when an agency needs people with a specific skill quickly? DHS is dealing with that and they have found a solution that they hope will allow them to compete for the best and brightest of applicants.

Tags: 5 Fallacies of Government , Jeff Neal

Thursday - 10/22/2009, 06:01pm EDT

Regs Nix New World

What would the New World look like if Christopher Columbus had been a federal worker rather than a private contractor? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says things would probably be a lot quieter.

Tags: Mike Causey , P&B , Columbus , ICE , Border Patrol , State , EPA ,

Monday - 10/19/2009, 04:00am EDT

TSA nominee faces Senate scrutiny

President Obama's nominee to head the Transportation Security Administration had his confirmation hearing in the Senate yesterday. Lawmakers used the hearing as an opportunity to get answers about some lingering concerns over one of the most visible arms of the Department of Homeland Security.

Tags: mngt , TSA , Errol Southers , Jay Rockefeller , John Thune , Senate Commerce Science and Transportation Committ , Max Cacas

Friday - 10/16/2009, 06:46am EDT

GAO weighs in on DHS's EEO progress

Tags: GAO , EEO , Yvonne Jones

Thursday - 10/15/2009, 06:05pm EDT

CIO Council taskforce to change security metrics

New group is developing performance measures that are based on outcomes. OMB has set a November deadline for a draft of the metrics that will be reviewed by government and industry. DHS says the governmentwide focus to improve cybersecurity is on standards, metrics and authentication.

Tags: technology , Bruce McConnell , John Streufert , OMB , State , CIO Council , NIST , cybersecurity , Performance measures , Consensus Audit Guidelines

Friday - 10/02/2009, 05:02pm EDT

DHS enters final round of Quadrennial Homeland Security Review

Officials today announced that the review, which is being conducted mostly online and using Web 2.0 collaborative tools, is succeeding beyond their expectations.

Tags: security , QHSR , Alan Cohn , Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Strategi , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 09/30/2009, 05:13pm EDT

Federal Protective Service enhances security of government buildings

The Federal Protective Service has been upgrading security plans in the wake of a summer GAO report that detailed critical gaps in the system. The director tells FederalNewsRadio about some of the changes.

Tags: mngt , GAO , ICE , FPS , Gary Schenkel

Wednesday - 09/30/2009, 03:03pm EDT
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