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Secret Service chief resigns amid security lapses

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned amid security lapses at the White House. DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson named a former Special Agent in Charge of Presidential Protective Division as the interim acting director.

Tags: Secret Service , Julia Pierson , people , Jeh Johnson , Alejandro Mayorkas , Joseph Clancy , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 03:35pm EDT

Shawn Moran, Vice President, National Border Patrol Council

Relief is coming to border patrol agents on the Mexican border. Congress is boosting spending for Customs and Border Protection to deal with unaccompanied minors. The agency will have the flexibility to hire more agents and staff at detention centers. Plus, the flood of illegal immigrants has slowed down, at least for now. Shawn Moran is vice president of the National Border Patrol Council. He gave Tom Temin an on-the-ground view of what's going on at the border on the Federal Drive.

Tags: CBP , Shawn Moran , National Border Patrol Council , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , workforce , hiring

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 11:44am EDT
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GSA awards DHS headquarters contract to Grunley, Shalom Baranes

Phase two of the Department of Homeland Security's $4.5 billion renovation project at St. Elizabeths is moving forward. The General Services Administration on Tuesday awarded two construction companies with a contract that will help consolidate the agency's office space.

Tags: Grunley Construction Company , Shalom Baranes Associates , GSA , St Elizabeths , Jory Heckman , federal buildings

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 10:27am EDT

Does the federal government really need DHS?

Doing away with DHS would result in a massive government reorganization that would most likely be even messier than the one that created DHS, says former DHS Chief Human Capital Officer Jeff Neal.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ChiefHRO.com , reorganization , Congress

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 02:00am EDT

Rich Cooper, Homeland Security Policy Institute, GW University

The top leaders of the Homeland Security Department are leaving their jobs twice as fast as any other agency in the federal government. The Washington Post reports a dysfunctional workplace and terrible morale are two big reasons why. Rich Cooper is a partner at Catalyst Partners, and a fellow for the Homeland Security Policy Institute at George Washington University. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared some recommendations for how to fix the culture of the agency.

Tags: Rich Cooper , George Washington University , In Depth

Monday - 09/29/2014, 04:13pm EDT
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Dana Leigh Marks, National Association of Immigration Judges

Congress left town ignoring the Obama administration's request for more funding to deal with illegal immigration. Dana Leigh Marks is president of the National Association of Immigration Judges and an immigration judge in San Francisco. When we spoke with her at the peak of the surge across the Southern border in July, she described her work as handling death-penalty cases with traffic court resources. She gave an update on the situation on the Federal Drive with guest host Emily Kopp.

Tags: Congress , CBP , Dana Leigh Marks , immigration , illegal immigration , In Depth , Obama administration , Emily Kopp , immigration judges

Friday - 09/26/2014, 12:17pm EDT
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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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