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Planning, performance measures put DHS on solid financial footing

Peggy Sherry, the agency's CFO, said when budget cuts do come they are prepared. DHS has been finding efficiencies in its spending and asked components to think hard about how they spend their money.

Tags: Peggy Sherry , Ed Johnson , DHS , financial management

Monday - 09/17/2012, 11:50am EDT
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FEMA turns to data to fix employee morale problem

Last year, FEMA ranked 231 out of 241 agencies in the Best Places to Work rankings, compiled by the Partnership for Public Service. This year the agency took a deep-dive look at the Employee Viewpoint Survey data to help explain why workers are so unhappy.

Tags: DHS , Carter Hewgley , data analysis , Employee Viewpoint Survey , Best Places to Work , management , workforce

Friday - 07/27/2012, 12:52pm EDT

FEMA official leverages private sector in recovery efforts

When disaster strikes, various levels of government jump into action. But sometimes, work can be doubled up or logistics can be lost because of a lack of integration with the private sector. Dan Stoneking, the director of the private sector in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Office of External Affairs is working to change that.

Tags: Dan Stoneking , Service to America Medals , Sammies ,

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 11:24am EDT
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FEMA, AmeriCorps team up to bolster disaster recovery force

By partnering with AmeriCorps, the Federal Emergency Management Agency hopes add 1,600 young people to its disaster recovery efforts.

Tags: Rich Serino , AmeriCorps , DHS , emergency response , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 11:11am EDT
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Carolyn Davis takes lessons from federal career into new one

Davis retired after 42 years in government. She said she's tried to live by a few basic principles, get the job done, get it done right and get it done on time.

Tags: Carolyn Davis , Jason Miller , Federal Voices , HHS , workforce , people

Thursday - 12/29/2011, 07:26pm EST
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Feds plan to shell out more money to get to work

Without Congressional action, the public transit benefit that many federal employees use to take the subway, bus or vanpool to work will decrease on Jan. 1 from $230 to $125 per month. Feds said, for the most part, they'll continue to use mass transit even if it costs them more to get to work.

Tags: mass transit benefit , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Congress , Ben Cardin , Barbara Mikulski , Matthew Magazu , Shannon Richardson , Caroline Tiplin , Keith Eichenholz , HHS , Emily Kopp , telework , pay and benefits

Friday - 12/16/2011, 05:35am EST
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Senate examines DC-area disaster preparedness

A Senate homeland security subcommittee is set to examine whether the Washington area is prepared for natural or man-made disasters.

Tags: Congress , Senate , DHS , OPM , disaster preparedness

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 04:44pm EST
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What did the first national EAS test sound like?

The nationwide test took place at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9.

Tags: EAS , FCC

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 04:17pm EST
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