Not all human trafficking takes place in trucks and boats. Sometimes perpetrators fly their victims around.
In today's Federal Newscast: Military service members will soon get reimbursed for moving expenses for their pets. A bill advancing in Congress could mean $63 billion for the Department of Homeland Security and 22,000 Border Patrol agents. And the Homeland Security IG is being probed again about his deleted text messages.
The directorate is being led by former USDS official Dana Chisnell. The goal is to support DHS's "high impact service providers" and other components.
The office has a short but turbulent history, and its employee engagement scores are among the worst in the entire federal government.
Instead of waiting for cyber-specific positions to be filled, the White House has prioritized strengthening the current federal workforce through cyber education and skills-based training.
Given the long-running and intense illegal immigration drama on the U.S-Mexico border, you might expect low morale for employees of Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Now the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General has documented it.
The Department of Homeland Security's Inspector General, Joseph Cuffari, is hanging onto his job by a thread. He acknowledge in a hearing that he has deleted messages from his government cell phone, which at least two members of Congress say is a violation of federal records laws.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seems kind of new at a mere 20 years of age. But it has a lot of really old information technology, politely called, "legacy systems." The Government Accountability Office gave DHS a list of recommendations for modernizing. But, as you might have guessed, there's still a lot of work to do.
In today's Federal Newscast, lawmakers look to address what they say is troubling behavior by the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general.
Mark Borkowski (left), the chief acquisition officer and assistant commissioner of the Customs and Border Protection directorate in the Homeland Security Department, will leaver federal service on June 30.
The agency expects to have all its grants assistance programs available through the FEMA GO platform by April 2024.
Scott Simpson, the digital transformation lead in the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer at DHS, said about 200 contracting officers are testing three AI capabilities to see how they more easily can help them find possible contractors to bid on solicitations.
Like many agencies, DHS is trying to recruit new tech talent. But the agency also wants to advance professional development opportunities for its existing IT specialists.
DHS is reshaping its approach to technology by focusing on more agile, iterative projects, and reducing its reliance on big system integrators.