In today's Federal Newscast, three lawmakers want legislation to overturn a 2013 court decision which prevents some defense department employees from appealing to the Merit Systems Protection Board.
The Trump administration's request for an additional $18 billion over 10 years to build a border wall is riling up some Democrats, as Congress continues negotiations over a spending deal by Jan. 19.
President Donald Trump is calling on Homeland Security Department leadership to hire at least 5,000 new border patrol agents and 10,000 additional Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and officers. But existing hiring challenges could make that task even more complicated.
The Homeland Security Department's struggles to recruit, retain and develop top talent, as well as its challenges in fostering working industry relationships, will be key priorities as DHS approaches the upcoming transition and its 15th anniversary. That's according to a survey of DHS and industry executives from the Homeland Security and Defense Business Council.