Archive: Personnel Moves

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, left, swears in Elaine Duke, right, as his deputy. Photo: DHS

Duke Begins Work As DHS Deputy

Elaine Duke was officially sworn in on Monday as Deputy Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), marking a return to the department where she last headed the management office seven years ago. Chip Fulghum, the deputy under secretary for Management, was serving as the acting DHS deputy. Fulghum will continue to act as […]


Trump Nominates David Norquist To Be Pentagon Comptroller

President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated David Norquist to be the Pentagon’s top budget official. If confirmed as the under secretary of defense (Comptroller) and chief financial officer, Norquist will serve as the principal advisor to Defense Secretary Mattis on all budgetary and financial matters at the Defense Department.   Norquist is currently with the […]

Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke

Senate Confirms Duke As Deputy Secretary Of DHS

The Senate on Tuesday voted 85-14 to confirm Elaine Duke as deputy secretary of Homeland Security, giving the department an experienced federal manager to oversee day-to-day responsibilities. The 14 nay votes came from 13 Democrats and one independent, Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.). “Elaine Duke has served successfully under Democratic and Republican administrations and I believe […]

100x100 us capitol

Senate Confirms Coats As DNI; Duke Nomination Approved In Committee

The Senate on Wednesday voted 85-12 in favor of Daniel Coats to be Director of National Intelligence (DNI), succeeding James Clapper, who resigned at the end of the Obama administration. Coats is a former Republican senator from Indiana. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approve by voice vote the nomination of Elaine Duke […]

Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke

Trump Nominates Seasoned Management Pro Elaine Duke As DHS Deputy

President Donald Trump on Monday evening announced his intent to nominate Elaine Duke to be the deputy secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, selecting a strong management professional to run the department’s day to day operations. The nomination of Duke might also be seen as a victory for DHS Secretary John Kelly, who reportedly […]

Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.). Official Senate photo.

Senator Asks Trump To Keep NNSA, DoD Leadership Through Transition

A United States senator from New Mexico is calling on President-elect Donald Trump to keep current National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Defense Department leadership in their positions until replacements are appointed. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D) said Wednesday in a letter to Trump that he is concerned about NNSA continuity of operations, as Administrator Frank […]

Border Patrol Commander Paul Beeson, director of Joint Task Force-West. Photo from Beeson's LinkedIn page.

DHS Names New Director For Its Southwest Task Force

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson this week said he has appointed Border Patrol officer Paul Beeson as the director of the joint task force responsible for coordinating the Department of Homeland Security’s activities on the southwest land border. Beeson succeeds Robert Harris, who became the first Director of Joint Task Force-West two years ago as […]

Andy Ingalls, executive vice president of Huntington Ingalls Industries and president of HII Technical Solutions. Photo: HII

Huntington Ingalls Industries Completes Acquisition Of Camber, Stands Up Technical Solutions Division

Shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries [HII] on Friday completed its $380 million acquisition of government services provider Camber Corp. and formed a new $1 billion operating division HII Technical Solutions that will be led by Andy Green. HII Technical Solutions brings together Camber and HII’s other service businesses, including AMSEC, Continental Maritime of San Diego, Newport […]

Katharine Gorka, president of the Council on Global Security. Photo: Council on Global Security

Trump Adds Two Members To DHS Landing Team

President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday added former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official Thomas DiNanno and Katharine Gorka, president of the national security organization Council on Global Security, to his transition landing team at DHS. DiNanno and Gorka join Heritage Foundation defense and security expert James Carafano and Michael Dougherty, CEO of the industry trade […]

James Carafano, national security expert at the Heritage Foundation. Photo: Heritage Foundation

Trump’s DHS Transition Landing Team Includes Carafano, Head Of Biometrics Group

The President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday morning announced two members to its transition landing team at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), James Carafano, a national security expert with the conservative think tank Heritage Foundation, and Michael Dougherty, CEO of the Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA), an industry trade association that promotes secure identity […]