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Borras begins to see the light at the end of DHS' employee morale tunnel

Rafael Borras, undersecretary for management at the Homeland Security Department for the last four years, who recently left DHS to return to the private sector, said the Homeland Security Department needs a tactical, sustained effort to improve employee satisfaction. He said that kind of effort has helped change the way DHS oversees and implements IT programs.

Tags: technology , management , workforce , DHS , Rafael Borras , Employee Viewpoint Survey , morale , oversight , Program accountability and risk management , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 03:55am EST
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Borras leaves DHS more integrated, on better financial path

Rafael Borras spent the last four years as the undersecretary of management for the Homeland Security Department before leaving Feb. 7. He said his goal was to make DHS more business-like by making it easier to apply data to decisions. Under Borras' leadership, DHS launched the Management Cube and received its first-ever clean financial audit opinion.

Tags: management , financial management , Rafael Borras , DHS , Coast Guard , shared services , Management Cube , data driven analysis , clean audit , people , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 03:58am EST
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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: 2014 IT budget passback is much ado about nothing

News and buzz from the last two weeks includes a new legislative proposal from Rep. Darrell Issa on suspension and debarment and round two of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program.

Tags: Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller , technology , acquisition , budget , OMB , Steven VanRoekel , Danny Werfel , Dan Gordon , Angela Styles , IT passback , exclusive

Monday - 02/11/2013, 05:41pm EST

HUD's Danzig heading to OMB to lead performance office

Lisa Danzig is slated to become OMB's associate director for personnel and performance. She would replace Shelley Metzenbaum, who left in May.

Tags: Lisa Danzig , OMB , exclusive , Jason Miller , HUD , performance management

Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 04:12pm EST

TechAmerica lawsuit against ITI Council to move forward

A judge rules that the $5 million complaint can move into the discovery phase. ITI Council returns more than 60,000 pages of documents to TechAmerica.

Tags: industry , TechAmerica , IT Industry Council , IT Alliance for Public Sector , Trey Hodgkins , Pam Walker , Carol Henton , Jason Miller , exclusive

Friday - 02/07/2014, 01:01pm EST

VA's Warren given CIO title as House ramps up cyber investigation

In a message to senior executives, Secretary Eric Shinseki said that Stephen Warren now will hold the title of executive in charge, Office of Information and Technology and chief information officer. The title change comes as the House Veterans Affairs Committee is turning up on the heat once again on the agency's ability to secure its systems and protect data.

Tags: technology , oversight , cybersecurity , people , VA , Stephen Warren , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 05:38pm EDT

Industry, DHS at odds over draft plan to secure critical infrastructure

The Homeland Security Department plans to send the final draft version of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan to President Barack Obama this week. Some industry experts say DHS failed to incorporate much of what was discussed at 30 meetings.

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Monday - 11/04/2013, 02:15pm EST

VA cyber saga continues as audit shows continued holes in network security

Documents obtained by Federal News Radio show VA's financial audit found material weaknesses, including the failure to remove terminated employees from accessing the network, and the lack of a formal process for monitoring, preventing installation and removing unauthorized application software on agency systems. House Veterans Affairs lawmakers continue to press VA to make changes to their cybersecurity posture more quickly. VA officials say they have a multi-layered defense to include outside network monitoring by external partners, active scanning of Web applications and source code, and protection of servers, workstations, network and gateways, among other security efforts.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Veterans Affairs , Stephen Warren , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Senate Veterans Affairs Committee , VA Cyber Efforts in the Hot Seat , veterans , information security , exclusive

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 05:24pm EST
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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 , DHS , Rafael Borras , management , Chris Cummiskey , Jason Miller , exclusive

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

Jordan exits OFPP knowing progress toward buying smarter is real

Joe Jordan, the administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, is leaving the administration Friday after working five years in assorted senior contracting manager positions. He said agencies are using strategic sourcing, reducing spending and receiving more competition.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Joe Jordan , OFPP , FedBid , acquisition workforce , strategic sourcing , Jason Miller , exclusive

Friday - 01/17/2014, 03:54am EST
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