The Veterans Affairs Choice Program is still working to improve wait times at VA facilities and Congress remains deadlocked over a long-term funding for the program, but Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.), head of the House committee that oversees VA, insists things are getting better.
VA Secretary Shulkin’s agenda for the upcoming year is full of initiatives across the department, from improving morale to implementing interoperability in health records to realigning infrastructure.
DHS’ Automated Information Sharing program now has more than 200 entities signed up to receive the information DHS shares to help prevent cyber attacks.
Former DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff worked with the leadership and senior career staff to turn a collection of disparate agencies from different departments into a single, coordinated and cohesive unit.
When it comes to cybersecurity, the Homeland Security Department doesn’t just play defense by shoring up its own vulnerabilities. The department also goes on the offensive by tracking cyber-criminals lurking on the dark corners of the internet.
The Coast Guard’s Cyber Command has to balance its identity as a military service with its role as a component of the Homeland Security Department.
Former Secretary Jeh Johnson opens up about his lasting efforts on the Homeland Security Department.
The Department of Homeland Security is trying something outside of the standard reorganization playbook.
TSA is testing biometric devices like fingerprint scanners and facial recognition, as well as 3D imaging and automation to improve security, reduce wait at airport checkpoints.
The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General recently undertook a reorganization that changed the way the department looks at risk, conducts audits and handles whistleblower retaliation cases.
FEMA started rolling together contracts in support of disasters before they happen so they don’t waste valuable response time negotiating.
Rather than having each agency consider what it needs in a vacuum, DHS is thinking about introducing new technologies and integrating systems to streamline workflows across multiple agencies.
High retention rates and fleet upgrades are allowing the service to accomplish its mission to new degrees.
Janet Napolitano, former DHS secretary, discussed both daily and incidental challenges faced by the leader of the department.