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Borras elevated to acting deputy secretary at DHS

The White House fills the second in command position while its nominee Alexander Mayorkas awaits Senate confirmation. At DHS, 10 of the top 12 leadership positions are held by acting officials.

Tags: management , people , DHS , Chris Cumminskey , Alexander Mayorkas , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 07:55pm EDT

DHS' slow progress in centralizing acquisition frustrates Congress

Members of Congress are frustrated at what they see as a failure by the Department of Homeland Security to effectively manage the acquisition practices of its various components, leading to poorly defined requirements and wasted money. But DHS says some of the problems are of Congress' own making.

Tags: DHS , management , acquisition , Congress , CBP , GAO , Coast Guard , oversight , Jared Serbu

Monday - 09/23/2013, 06:03am EDT
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DHS, DoD strive for new strategy: be smarter with less

Federal officials say the budget environment with or without sequestration is leading agencies to come to grips with the idea that no matter how much they cut, no matter how much they work to become more efficient, they still will not have enough people or money to get everything done. The goal is to install discipline and data into the decision making process.

Tags: management , DHS , Beth McGrath , DoD , Thad Allen , Coast Guard , Booz Allen Hamilton , Partnership for Public Service , Gene Dodaro , GAO , budget , Jason Miller

Friday - 08/09/2013, 05:52am EDT

Management successes paving the way for One-DHS

Rafael Borras, the Homeland Security Department's undersecretary for management, said in an exclusive interview with Federal News Radio, improvements to back-office functions show how interdependent the agency has become over the last few years. DHS is managing its acquisition, financial management and human capital processes through a holistic approach.

Tags: DHS , acquisition , budget , workforce , financial management , Agency of the Month , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jason Miller , human capital management

Tuesday - 09/04/2012, 03:59pm EDT
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DHS struggles to balance mission costs with new facilities

The agency's headquarters and new bio and agro defense facility are limping along as funding dwindles. DHS' Rafael Borras said new headquarter's projects will be done in segments. Tara O'Toole, who leads the Science and Technology Directorate, said severe budget cuts are one the reasons a new biosafety facility is far from finished.

Tags: management , DHS , Robert Aderholt , House Appropriations Committee , St. Elizabeths Hospital , St. Elizabeths campus , budget , Jason Miller , GSA

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 05:28am EDT
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DHS unification still high risk 9 years later

A check-up of how well the Homeland Security Department is unifying its 22 agencies finds the patient getting better, but still weak. The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations and Management examined the agency's acquisition, human resources and financial management systems. While DHS has a roadmap for improvement, it may not have the tools to implement it.

Tags: DHS , homeland security , acquisition , financial management , Congress , House , technology , Bill Keating , Thomas Marino , David Maurer , GAO , Michael McCaul , Emily Kopp

Friday - 03/02/2012, 01:57pm EST
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DHS Undersecretary Elaine Duke keeps her job - for now

A Senate subcommittee wants to know how much management progress DHS is making, while one Senator places a hold on the Undersecretary for Management nominee.

Tags: contracting , management , cybersecurity , Congress , homeland security , DHS , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , Daniel Akaka , George Voinovich , Elaine Duke ,

Wednesday - 12/16/2009, 06:20pm EST
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DHS's Duke to retire after 28 years in government

The undersecretary of management has been in her role since June 2008. The White House nominee to replace Duke has not been confirmed by the Senate yet.

Tags: management , Elaine Duke , Susan Collins , George Voinovich , DHS , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs ,

Thursday - 03/18/2010, 01:41pm EDT

Sen. Voinovich puts hold on key DHS nominee

Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio) is blocking the nomination of Rafael Borras to be the Department of Homeland Security's Undersecretary for Management.

Tags: management , DHS , Elaine Duke , Sen. George Voinovich , Undersecretary for Management , Max Cacas , Dorothy Ramienski

Tuesday - 12/15/2009, 03:23pm EST
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Senate committee approves DHS hiring freeze in reauthorization bill

The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted to hold the number of federal employees stable for the foreseeable future. Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) said he also wants to look at the size of the agency's contractor workforce as well. The freeze was approved in the committee's first-ever DHS reauthorization bill.

Tags: management , workforce , DHS , Susan Collins , Joseph Lieberman , Rand Paul , Claire McCaskill , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , contracting , acquisition , TechAmerica , Jason Miller , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 06:07am EDT
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