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Senators express frustration with DHS Reviews

Almost a decade after the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, some lawmakers are deeply troubled by what they describe as the agency's ambiguous objectives and a lack of concrete progress.

Tags: DHS , Jane Lute , Meg Beasley

Thursday - 07/22/2010, 04:45pm EDT

DHS completes Bottom-up Review

The Department of Homeland Security has completed the second phase of a long-term planning and review program. The so-called "Bottom-up Review" picks up where the ground-breaking Quadrennial Homeland Security Review left off earlier this year, and paves the way for the possibility of major changes in DHS programs to better fit the agency's mission.

Tags: security , DHS , Bottom-up Review , David Heyman , Max Cacas

Monday - 07/19/2010, 06:26am EDT

Agencies engage citizens with social collaboration

Agencies across the federal government are embracing the tools of social collaboration to become more accessible to citizens. An IT industry group that includes many federal IT officials heard from three of the top government experts in the field.

Tags: newsstand , Technology , social collaboration , social networking , GSA , Dave McClure , CDC , Janice Nall , USDA , Amanda Eamich , DHS , Elizabeth Olmo , AFFIRM , President Obama , Max Cacas

Friday - 04/16/2010, 06:55am EDT

QHSR: Crowdsourced and complete

For the first time since the founding of the agency, the Department of Homeland Security is getting an opportunity for some introspection and a look at whether its programs and priorities are "on mission." The Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, unlike other agency documents, was written and developed using a variation of popular web 2.0 collaboration tools.

Tags: mngt , security , DHS , David Heyman , Alan Cohn , National Academy of Public Administration , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 02/09/2010, 06:57am EST

DHS completes roadmap for change

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has delivered to Congress the very first Quadrennial Homeland Security Review. The document reflects nearly a year's worth of work as DHS officials, external stakeholders and even members of the public held an unusually open examination of the programs and priorities of a mega-agency charged with safeguarding the nation. An outside group that monitors the homeland security community offers its own first-look of the QHSR.

Tags: security , DHS , Janet Napolitano , Frank J. Cilluffo , Homeland Security Policy Institute , George Washington University , Bennie Thompson , House Homeland Security Committee , National Academy of Public Administration , Max Cacas

Thursday - 02/04/2010, 07:02am EST

DHS enters final round of Quadrennial Homeland Security Review

Officials today announced that the review, which is being conducted mostly online and using Web 2.0 collaborative tools, is succeeding beyond their expectations.

Tags: security , DHS , Alan Cohn , Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Strategi , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 09/30/2009, 05:13pm EDT

DHS opens phase two of quadrennial review

The Department of Homeland Security reaches out to the blogosphere in an effort to get feedback in the second phase of its three-part Quadrennial Homeland Security Review. Participants will use a variety of web-based tools to comment on a wide variety of DHS programs and priorities.

Tags: security , DHS , Alan Cohn , Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Strategi , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 09/01/2009, 06:40am EDT