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Luke McCormack Nominated DHS CIO

Luke McCormack, a former chief information officer for the Department of Homeland Security‘s Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, has been nominated to return to DHS as its CIO. He held the CIO role at ICE between 2005 and 2012 and has served as the Justice Department‘s CIO for one year, the …

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Beth Cobert Confirmed as OMB Deputy Director

Beth Cobert was confirmed as the next deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget by the Senate Wednesday night in a voice vote, Federal News Radio reports. Jason Miller writes the 29-year McKinsey and Co. veteran succeeds Jeffrey Zients, who resigned from the post in May and now serves as …

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Rafael Borras Appointed Acting Deputy DHS Secretary

Rafael Borras, management undersecretary at the Department of Homeland Security, has been appointed acting deputy secretary, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes the move comes amid delays in the Senate confirmation of Alexander Mayorkas, the presidential nominee to the post. Borras succeeds Rand Beers, who stepped up to …

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GAO Finds DHS Cyber, Comm Office Has One Out of Five Positions Vacant

The office of cybersecurity and communications within the Department of Homeland Security‘s National Protection and Programs Directorate has a vacancy rate of one-in-five for cybersecurity-related jobs, GovInfo Security reported Friday. Eric Chabrow writes the Government Accountability Office evaluated DHS’ hiring and recruiting efforts in a report and said the vacancy rate was 22 percent …

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Report: Federal Sector Shows 39 Percent Decline in Hiring Since 2009

The Partnership for Public Service has released data showing the federal government hired 89,689 new workers last fiscal year, a 39 percent decline since 2009, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jack Moore writes the group said the U.S. has 2.1 million federal workers or about the same employment rate it recorded …

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DHS Opens New Coast Guard HQ in DC

The U.S. Coast Guard has moved into its new headquarters in Washington, DC Monday, as part of the first phase of the Department of Homeland Security‘s headquarters consolidation plan, Fierce Government IT reports Wednesday. Zach Rausnitz writes that the first phase also included a 2,000-car parking garage and perimeter security. …

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