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Reitinger named to lead DHS cyber effort

DHS secretary Janet Napolitano today appointed Philip Reitinger as the deputy undersecretary of the National Protections Program Directorate.

Tags: Technology , management , Philip Reitinger , DHS , Cybersecurity

Wednesday - 03/11/2009, 04:38pm EDT

FEMA takes steps to shore up acquisition

Quality, quantity of workforce making big difference for agency

Tags: contracting , Jake Hansen , FEMA , DHS , acquisition workforce , inspector general

Monday - 03/09/2009, 07:07am EDT

Number of DHS contractors 'unacceptable'

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

Wednesday - 02/24/2010, 07:08am EST

DHS's Duke reflects on mega-agency's first Presidential transition

One of the very first middle-management officials at the Department of Homeland Security talks about the recent Presidential transition.

Tags: management , transition , DHS , Elaine Duke , Michael Chertoff Max Cacas

Monday - 09/21/2009, 06:36pm EDT

DHS marks new milestone with St. E's campus groundbreaking

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.

Tags: management , DHS , GSA , St. Elizabeth's , Sen. Joseph Lieberman , Paul Prouty , Marion Barry

Thursday - 09/10/2009, 06:59am EDT

Lawmakers calling for more procurement oversight at White House Summit

Sen. Carl Levin will introduce a bill requiring defense contracts to be reexamined if its cost increase more than 25 percent over its initial estimate.

Tags: contracting , Carl Levin , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , John McCain , DoD , DHS , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , White House , White House Summit , acquisition workforce

Tuesday - 02/24/2009, 02:15pm EST

Terrorism Help

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says the U.S. government has not done everything it can to educate and engage the public in preventing terrorism. Napolitano spoke Wednesday at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York before heading to ground zero. She said the public has been treated as a "liability to be protected," instead of an asset in maintaining the nation's security. Americans, she says, have a role along with local law enforcement, the federal government and the international community.

Tags: Technology , Pentagon , Homeland Security , terrorism , security

Wednesday - 07/29/2009, 08:46pm EDT

DHS consolidates software licenses

Agency expects to save millions on Microsoft, Oracle titles.

Tags: management , Technology , contracting , DHS , Microsoft , Oracle , Efficiency reviews

Friday - 07/24/2009, 08:01pm EDT
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