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DHS Secretary Johnson: Fundamental change needed at the Secret Service

The Homeland Security Department released the executive summary of suggestions of an expert panel for how to reform the Secret Service. Secretary Jeh Johnson said the Secret Service is in need of some change. He also offers an update on his Unity of Effort initiative.

Tags: management , DHS , cybersecurity , Secret Service , unity of effort , Congress , Jason Chaffetz , Elijah Cummings , Professional Services Council , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/19/2014, 04:07am EST
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President's immigration plan pushes DHS to restructure personnel, tighten border security

Under President Obama's executive order on immigration, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson released a slew of memos outlining the agency's push to reform its personnel structure, review premium pay, and better secure the U.S.-Mexico border.

Tags: Barack Obama , DHS , ICE , ICE ERO , OCHCO , OMB , OPM , Congress , personnel , workforce , pay and benefits , immigration , executive order , Coast Guard , Customs and Border Protection , Citizenship and Immigration Services , Jory Heckman

Friday - 11/21/2014, 08:33am EST

Increasing building security may be a problem for FPS, GAO says

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has said he wants to increase security at federal buildings. But the FPS, the agency responsible for doing so, may not be up to the task. GAO's Mark Goldstein said the FPS has a number of long-standing problems to solve before it can adequately protect anyone.

Tags: building security , workforce , DHS , GAO , FPS , Mark Goldstein , federal buildings , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Matt Wingfield , management , contracting

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 02:46pm EST
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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 , Alejandro Mayorkas , Joseph Clancy , DHS , Michael OConnell

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

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: DHS , Emily Kopp , management , unity of effort

Monday - 09/22/2014, 03:48pm EDT

DHS: 'Worst is over for now' on border

The Obama administration renewed its plea Monday for Congress to provide additional money to deal with the unaccompanied migrant children at the border, even as Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson declared that "the worst is over for now."

Tags: DHS , border

Tuesday - 09/09/2014, 03:00am EDT

Congressmen demand answers from DHS over new USIS contract

Two congressional leaders want to know whether USIS' history was considered when awarding a $190 million Homeland Security Department contract.

Tags: House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , Elijah Cummings , Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Tom Coburn , DHS , DoJ , USIS , security clearance , dumping

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 04:09pm EDT

Agency leaders 'on a mission' to pump up employee morale

Federal employees are growing increasingly frustrated with budget cuts, stagnant pay levels and a negative perception of the federal bureaucracy, government surveys reveal. At a townhall event hosted by the Partnership for Public Service, the heads of the Departments of Commerce, Homeland Security and Labor say they're getting the message.

Tags: morale , management , Penny Pritzker , OPM , Katherine Archuleta , Tom Perez , DOL , DHS , workforce , Partnership for Public Service , Jack Moore

Thursday - 05/08/2014, 03:37pm EDT

Johnson proclaims management philosophy for DHS as a 'unity of effort'

A new memo calls for a more unified decision-making effort that is supported by data and analysis. Secretary Jeh Johnson is focusing on making programs more effective.

Tags: management , DHS , Mark Borkowski , Jim Porter , Immigration and Customs Enforcement , Jose Arrieta , unity of effort , OneDHS , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/02/2014, 04:19am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is putting his own stamp on the OneDHS concept. Johnson issues a new memo calling for a "unity of effort" across all of DHS. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp the details in the memo. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

Tags: Jason Miller , DHS , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Friday - 05/02/2014, 09:46am EDT
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