Randolph Alles

  • Telework, or ‘tele-goofing off?’ Mixed agency messages show stigma still exists

    Agencies have offered mixed messages about telework and the flexibilities their employees have in balancing the coronavirus pandemic, childcare duties and family medical concerns — and their work and services to the public.

  • With FEVS scores on the upswing at DHS, Alles seeks to continue the climb

    Randolph “Tex” Alles, the acting undersecretary for management at DHS, said through initiatives such as the St. Elizabeth’s consolidation and employee engagement, the agency is becoming more effective in meeting mission goals.

  • FEMA walks away from St. E’s campus in favor of ‘long-term’ lease plan

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has abandoned plans to relocate to the St. Elizabeths campus, but another wave of DHS components plans to move in over the next few years.

  • DHS’ 2-RFP plan to modernize financial systems draws criticism

    The Department of Homeland Security released two solicitations seeking industry help to consolidate and modernize as many as 22 legacy financial management systems for a fifth time in the last 15 years.

  • Secret Service head Alles leaving, career official tapped

    U.S. Secret Service Director Randolph ‘Tex’ Alles is leaving the Trump administration

  • Secret Service facing an uphill battle to improve employee morale and lower attrition

    Staffing shortages, attrition and low morale cause perpetually ongoing problems at every level of the Secret Service, said the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general. The president’s 2018 budget request calls for more funding and employees, but neither the IG nor members of Congress say it’s enough to turn around the beleaguered agency.

  • Official: White House names new Secret Service director

    The White House has named Randolph Alles as the new director of the Secret Service

  • Randolph Alles, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Air and Marine

    Eight years after unmanned aircraft became a part of border security, the effectiveness of the program remains a question mark. A new Homeland Security inspector general audit says Customs and Border Protection never developed performance measures. Investigators found aircraft don’t meet flight goals, and CBP has way undercalculated flight costs. The agency, however, disputes those findings. For the management side of the story, Randolph “Tex” Alles, assistant commissioner of the Office of Air and Marine at CBP, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive. His first bone to pick concerned how long the drones are supposed to be in the air.