Foreign affairs imposed on the Trump administration. Treasury moved to sanction North Koreans believed to have military ties. Trump said the U.S. would take unilateral action in response to Pyonyang threats.
Amid reports that the White House is planning budget cuts at the Coast Guard, Transportation Security Administration and Federal Emergency Management Agency to pay for the President's border security and immigration policies, some senators are worried the Homeland Security Department will forget the lessons it's learned about risk-based management. They asked Elaine Duke, the nominee to be the DHS deputy secretary, about her approach to future budgetary decisions.
Turning the calendar to 2015 has some federal leaders thinking more about the year 2020, specifically what the federal workforce looks like in five years. A lot of the focus has been on recruitment in the past few years. Elaine Duke is principal at Elaine Duke and Associates. She's former Under Secretary for Management at the Department of Homeland Security. She shared her Top 3 for 2015 on In Depth with Francis Rose. She says retention could be the big challenge for the new year.
The Homeland Security Department needs more budget clarity to fix a broken acquisition portfolio. Elaine Duke is former undersecretary of management at the Homeland Security Department. She's now principal of Elaine Duke and Associates. She's looking at how DHS can try to stabilize its funding levels. The Government Accountability Office says more than half the major acquisition projects at DHS are experiencing schedule delays and cost overruns because of sequestration, the shutdown and continuing resolutions during the past two years.
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Sometime in the next month, Elaine Duke is expected to leave her job as the Undersecretary of Management for the Department of Homeland Security. She’s been with DHS almost from the beginning, when the Transportation…