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Agency leaders 'on a mission' to pump up employee morale

Federal employees are growing increasingly frustrated with budget cuts, stagnant pay levels and a negative perception of the federal bureaucracy, government surveys reveal. At a townhall event hosted by the Partnership for Public Service, the heads of the Departments of Commerce, Homeland Security and Labor say they're getting the message.

Tags: morale , management , Jeh Johnson , Penny Pritzker , OPM , Katherine Archuleta , Tom Perez , DOL , workforce , Partnership for Public Service , Jack Moore

Thursday - 05/08/2014, 03:37pm EDT

ICE names Kern as its next CIO

Kevin Kern comes to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement after spending most of his career in industry.

Tags: technology , people , ICE , Kevin Kern , Thomas Michelli , Tom DeBiase , Jason Miller , exclusive

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 08:31am EDT

Donald Kerwin, Executive Director, Center for Migration Studies

The Homeland Security Department re-issues asylum rules to immigration officials. This follows concerns that asylum officers have been misinterpreting decisions about which immigrants get to see a judge for asylum claims. Donald Kerwin, executive director of the Center for Migration Studies, explained to Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp how the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has had an uptick in credible fear claims.

Tags: Donald Kerwin , Center for Migration Studies , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Monday - 05/05/2014, 11:27am EDT
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Johnson proclaims management philosophy for DHS as a 'unity of effort'

A new memo calls for a more unified decision-making effort that is supported by data and analysis. Secretary Jeh Johnson is focusing on making programs more effective.

Tags: management , Jeh Johnson , Mark Borkowski , Jim Porter , Immigration and Customs Enforcement , Jose Arrieta , unity of effort , OneDHS , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/02/2014, 04:19am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is putting his own stamp on the OneDHS concept. Johnson issues a new memo calling for a "unity of effort" across all of DHS. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp the details in the memo. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

Tags: Jason Miller , Jeh Johnson , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Friday - 05/02/2014, 09:46am EDT
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Henry Willis, Director, Homeland Security and Defense Center, RAND

The House of Representatives is considering a bill to reform the Homeland Security Department's acquisition process. H.R. 4228 asks DHS to improve acquisition accountability and keep its programs on schedule. Henry Willis, director of the RAND Corporation's Homeland Security and Defense Center, tells In Depth with Francis Rose whether this is a remedy in the works for DHS' troubled acquisition process.

Tags: Henry Willis , RAND , In Depth

Wednesday - 04/30/2014, 06:24pm EDT
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Grim future awaits DHS' acquisition portfolio

A GAO report says cost overruns, schedule delays and poor results are plaguing major acquisition projects at the Homeland Security Department. GAO said those problems are probably going to get worse before they get better.

Tags: GAO , Risk MAP , acquisition , Jeh Johnson , Sean McCalley

Wednesday - 04/30/2014, 02:52pm EDT

Danielle Brian, Executive Director, Project on Government Oversight

The former acting Inspector General at the Department of Homeland Security, Charles Edwards, is now on administrative leave, following the release of a Senate subcommittee report indicating Edwards "jeopardized the independence" of the IG office. Danielle Brian, executive director of the Project on Government Oversight, talks to In Depth with Francis Rose about who's watching the watchers.

Tags: Danielle Brian , POGO , Charles Edwards , In Depth

Tuesday - 04/29/2014, 06:28pm EDT
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Former DHS IG placed on administrative leave following release of Senate report

In a report issued Thursday, the Senate Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight, says Edwards altered or delayed reports to accommodate senior DHS officials, sought outside legal advice in violation of the laws governing agency IGs and failed to recuse himself form some audits despite concerns over conflicts of interest involving his wife, who was also employed by the agency.

Tags: DHS IG , Charles Edwards , Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight , oversight , Claire McCaskill , Ron Johnson , John Roth , Jack Moore

Thursday - 04/24/2014, 12:52pm EDT

Steve Lord, Forensic Audits and Investigative Service, GAO

Navy bases are stopping dozens of transportation workers at their gates. All of these workers have criminal records. But a few weeks ago, before a truck driver shot and killed a sailor at Naval Station Norfolk, they would have been allowed on base without question. That's because all hold credentials from the Transportation Security Administration. The cards are known as TWICs. Steve Lord, managing director of Forensic Audits and Investigative Service at the Government Accountability Office, fills in Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the TWIC program.

Tags: Steve Lord , Forensic Audits and Investigative Service , GAO , Federal Drive , TWIC ,

Thursday - 04/24/2014, 11:41am EDT
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