CBP’s Borkowski to retire after 43 years
Mark Borkowski (left), the chief acquisition officer and assistant commissioner of the Customs and Border Protection directorate in the Homeland Security Department, will leaver federal service on June 30.
The Bureau of Prisons must do simple things to makes itself a better place to work: Get to full staffing. Hire the right people. Update crumbling facilities. Sharpen the anti-recidivism problems. Easy to visualize, difficult to do. The Federal Drive with Tom Temin digs into the longstanding challenges that earned BOP the lowest score in the Partnership for Public Service's Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings.
Casey Cook, the cloud architecture branch chief for the Agriculture Department, said seven mission areas are taking advantage of more than 300 APIs to make data sharing among new and legacy systems easier.
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The Pentagon has cancelled its replacement for the Defense Travel System (DTS) after five years of development and tens of millions of dollars in spending. The system, MyTravel, will end in September, and employees will revert back to using DTS for the foreseeable future.
For the second year, the State Department has recognized employees who enable better use of data in the art of diplomacy. Data for diplomacy is both an awards program and a part of the department’s modernization plan. This year’s group award went to people in the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations for their work in a program called the Conflict Observatory.
A new problem has emerged for the long-troubled F-35 joint strike fighter program. It concerns spare parts, and who accounts for them. Are they government-furnished parts or should they be accounted for under a contract.
If you’ve got trouble breathing, a respiratory therapist can do you a world of good. Recognizing the importance of respiratory therapy and the people who provide it, Veterans Health Administration’s Maryland Health Care System has given its respiratory therapists a career boost. Now they’ve got a pathway to add advanced practice to their titles.
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