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.
DHS’s St. Elizabeths West Campus isn’t affected by a water outage that hit a neighboring psychiatric hospital, but GSA is taking steps to test the agency water supply out of an abundance of caution.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Customs and Border Protection detailed its preparations for the pass-through of Hurricane Dorian.
The St. Elizabeths campus now houses senior DHS management officials, but the ongoing project still serves as a reminder that the agency faces an uphill battle when it comes to functioning like a unified agency – an issue it’s faced since its creation more than 15 years ago.
The Department of Homeland Security told House lawmakers last week it wants to build three new buildings, including a new facility for the newly renamed Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, on the St. Elizabeths campus by 2026.
The comprehensive spending package will give Oversight.gov — a one-stop shop for inspectors general reports— the modest $2 million it requested last fall to expand the website’s capabilities.
In today’s Federal Newscast, with the threat of a government shutdown looming, the National Treasury Employees Union is pleading with Congress to pass the seven remaining appropriations bills.
The effort to erect a consolidated DHS headquarters has spanned three presidents and five secretaries. So far.
DHS’ headquarters consolidation project is bleeding money, behind schedule and doing anything but bringing components together.
The president’s 2018 budget proposal includes cuts to the Transportation Security Administration and grant programs for local law enforcement. But some senators say the funding increases at other parts of the Homeland Security Department come at the expense of valuable tools to respond to threats at United States ports of entry and smaller scale and local incidents.