Jim Garrettson, chief executive officer of Executive Mosaic, presented Jon Spaner, Public Sector Practice for McKinsey & Company, with the Chairman’s Award for completing his second year as chairman of the DHS Group for Executive Mosaic’s 4×24 program.Read More »
The Government Accountability Office has listed 26 recommendations to help the Department of Homeland Security boost government operations save costs and address high-risk concerns.Read More »
Adm. Karl Schultz, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, said the military branch will award a contract to build the first vessel of its heavy polar icebreaker fleet in the spring, National Defense Magazine reported Thursday. The $11.34B USCG budget proposed by the White House for fiscal 2019 includes $35 million to fund design work on new Polar Security Cutters and another $15 million to maintain the existing Polar Star icebreaker.Read More »
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., who chairs the U.S. House of Representatives' Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, listed a number of democrat-supported border security proposals. The proposals intend to balance investments within the Department of Homeland Security given a limited budget, Roybal-Allard's office said Wednesday.Read More »
A lapse in federal appropriations that started on Saturday due to a partial government shutdown has affected some federal agencies, Federal News Network reported Thursday. About 32K employees at the Department of Homeland Security have been precluded from going to work, including 1.5K personnel at DHS’ management directorate who have been put on emergency furlough.
Adm. Karl Schultz, commander of U.S. Coast Guard‘s Atlantic area, has said the service will extend the service life of its aging MH-65 Dolphin aircraft fleet due to budget constraints, USNI News reported Monday.Read More »
The U.S. Coast Guard has renamed its heavy icebreaker funding program to emphasize national security, USNI News reported Thursday. The program's rebranding as the Polar Security Cutter is intended to address funding requirements for a new class of icebreaker ships, by marketing the effort as one significant to national security.Read More »
The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate is working with the U.S. Coast Guard's Research and Development Center to administer a boater safety competition. Participants in the U.S. Coast Guard Ready for Rescue Challenge are tasked with developing concepts to help the USCG locate people in bodies of water, DHS said Wednesday.Read More »