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VA moves to outsource property management jobs

March 7, 2003 In a move that eliminates the jobs of 125 employees, the Veterans Affairs Department has tentatively decided to outsource its property management function to Ocwen Federal Bank, a financial services company based in West Palm Beach, Fla. The decision, announced Feb. 14, resolves a public-private job competition that lasted more...

House Democrats attack OMB job competition program

March 5, 2003 A White House push to put 425,000 federal jobs up for competition with private firms came under fire from 131 House Democrats on Wednesday. They charged that the Bush administration is trying to bias the competition process in favor of contractors. The lawmakers criticized the Office of Management and Budget...

Border agency plans to hire more than 2,000 new employees

March 4, 2003 The Homeland Security Department will hire more than 2,000 new employees to protect U.S. borders this year, including 1,700 new inspectors at ports of entry, Secretary Tom Ridge said Monday. The new hires, which include 570 Border Patrol agents, will be folded into the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection,...

Interim field managers named at new border agencies

March 3, 2003 Homeland Security officials on Friday named 20 senior managers to direct regional operations at a new agency designed to secure U.S. borders. The managers, who will serve on an interim basis, will oversee regional inspection and investigation activities at the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (BCBP), which will conduct...

Tough Competition

March 1, 2003 Thousands of civilian federal employees are fighting against contractors to keep their jobs. hen George W. Bush promised at a June 2000 campaign rally in Philadelphia to overhaul government operations, it's safe to say few federal employees figured it would cost them their jobs. But almost three years later, a...

Bush nominee promises management reforms at DHS

February 27, 2003 The Homeland Security Department should have a single financial management system and a special office to track the effectiveness of department programs, President Bush's nominee to oversee management at the new department said Thursday. Janet Hale, the nominee for management undersecretary at the new department, outlined an ambitious agenda for...

Border security chief outlines first set of management changes

February 25, 2003 Homeland Security officials will name interim port directors at 307 U.S. ports of entry when border agencies shift into the new department on March 1, Border and Transportation Security chief Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday. Creating a single chain of command at U.S. ports is one of a few behind-the-scenes management...

Course offers anti-terrorism training for federal executives

February 19, 2003 The Army is offering training to help federal executives cope with the array of management challenges posed by terrorist attacks. The one-day course gives managers a primer on chemical and biological weapons and outlines strategies for dealing with the legal and workforce management issues that can accompany terrorism. It also...

Homeland Security unveils strategy to protect physical infrastructure

February 14, 2003 The Department of Homeland Security on Friday unveiled a national strategy for protecting the vast network of roads, industrial plants and energy systems that make up the country's critical infrastructure from possible terrorist attack. "[The strategy] provides a unifying structure, defines rules and responsibilities, and identifies major initiatives that will...

Coast Guard must ramp up security, acquisition efforts, senators say

February 13, 2003 The Coast Guard should accelerate efforts to protect U.S. seaports from terrorism and move ahead on its $11 billion Deepwater acquisition project, senators from coastal states said Wednesday. Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, called on the Coast Guard to speed up security assessments of seaports and said she would try to...