Agencies have also said they’re beginning to evolve and mature their views on how they can improve employee engagement.
In today’s Federal Newscast, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said it avoided handing out more than $4.5 billion in improper payments under one of its signature programs in fiscal 2018.
The Homeland Security Department’s inspector general said it’s deeply concerned that the Coast Guard Investigative Service executed a search warrant against a whistleblower.
Current analysis shows about 60 percent of federal agencies are compliant with BOD 18-01 DMARC requirements one year after the directive was issued.
A total of 417 federal employees have participated in the phased retirement program since the Office of Personnel Management first gave agencies the green light to start accepting applications back in 2014.
Among the ideas included in the Trump administration’s reorganization proposal are recommendations to create a new public-private research center and move some aspects of FEMA and TSA to the Transportation Department.
Customs and Border Protection is still losing more border patrol agents faster than the agency can hire new ones, said Mark Borkowski, the agency’s chief acquisition officer.
The success of the new President’s Management Agenda hinges on the Trump administration’s ability to modernize the federal workforce, the Office of Management and Budget says.
The Homeland Security Department says there are limitations to the administration’s push to reskill current federal employees for new jobs. DHS says it supports continuing education, but it’s looking to public-private partnerships to ingest new talent into the agency.
The new strategy details seven cybersecurity goals the Homeland Security Department wants to tackle within the next five years.