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Search Tags: Janet Napolitano
Governorship prepared her well for DHS challenges
Tags: management , DHS House Homeland Security Committee , James Carafano , Michele Mrdeza , Brian Jackson , Heritage , MXM Consulting , RAND , information sharing , border security , Action directives , acquisition
WFED's Max Cacas reports.
Workforce reforms, SBINet two issues Senate Homeland Security Committee wanted her to talk about.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testifies about her most recent factfinding visit with Mexican officials, and also about the status of a Bush Administration-ordered "virtual fence", which many in government now consider an expensive failure.
The new directives come as the ACLU sues the agency for more information on the former policy's impact. Secretary Napolitano says the updated rules will improve privacy and civil liberties.
DHS secretary Janet Napolitano today appointed Philip Reitinger as the deputy undersecretary of the National Protections Program Directorate.
Quality, quantity of workforce making big difference for agency
Sens. Lieberman and Collins want more information on how many contractors DHS has and what type of work they are doing. Agency has asked its components to reevaluate their human capital plans to ensure they have the right mix.
Tags: P&B , contracting , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Richard Spires , Elaine Duke , Clair McCaskill , DHS , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , federal workforce , contractor workforce
One of the very first middle-management officials at the Department of Homeland Security talks about the recent Presidential transition.
Now scattered through 35 buildings in the Washington area, the Department of Homeland Security is one step closer to the goal of a "unified campus" on the grounds of the old St. Elizabeth's hospital in Southeast D.C. Groundbreaking ceremonies took place days before the 8th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks which spurred creation of the mega-agency.