Training budgets are often seen as nice-to-haves. But at a time when agencies are expected to increase performance while reducing the size and cost of their workforce, training is a necessity.
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Every agency has a unique mission to fulfill. And within those agencies, there are a multitude of unique roles that must be filled to meet mission objectives. However, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Chief Procurement Officer Soraya Correa explained that each of those support roles shouldn’t be viewed—or trained—in a silo.
There’s a lot of talk in government about recruiting talent from Silicon Valley, private firms nationwide and directly from colleges and universities. But sometimes the perfect candidate for the job isn’t across the country or in a classroom; they’re down the hall or in a field office.
A primary responsibility of DHS is maintaining and securing the assets, systems, and networks comprising the 16 critical infrastructure sectors. That’s no easy task and it’s only getting more difficult.
As resources diminish and cyberthreats escalate, it’s more important than ever that government adopt risk-based tactics to maximize security. DHS is assisting in that effort with best practices and private-sector collaboration.
According to the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, 65 percent of employees said they are engaged at their workplace, compared with 64 percent last year. Even the Department of Homeland Security saw improved engagement scores after six straight years on the decline.
Learn how transformational data can be when used appropriately.
From forging a unity of effort in homeland security to strategizing today how to field the U.S. Army of tomorrow; to pursuing affordable housing, eliminating fraud, waste, and abuse in healthcare, and securing cyberspace, our most recent issue of The Business of Government magazine delves into a diverse set of topics and public management issues… Read more »
Ali Mayorkas, deputy secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, joined me on The Business of Government Hour to discuss such topics as the department’s key strategic priorities, the challenges it faces, how the DHS “Unity of Effort” initiative is going, and what DHS is doing to improve its operational performance.
One of the most pressing cybersecurity issues facing government is the ability to recruit and hire talented professionals. The FBI, for example, has 56 major field offices, 200 satellite offices and locations around the world. Each of those offices have a need for people with cyber skills and knowledge.