Doing business with the Homeland Security Department could mean getting the cameras rolling.
For example, a May 25 request for information concerning a contract vehicle for agile software development called for vendors to submit video presentations.
"We're working hard to be innovative," Deyo said, speaking at the Homeland Security 2016 Conference of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) in Washington, D.C.
Deyo, who formerly was Johnson & Johnson's vice president for administration and general counsel before coming out of retirement to take the third highest post at DHS in May 2015, noted that video production surpasses his own skill set.
"This is way beyond me," said Deyo, who manages a $60 billion budget. "I go to YouTube but I wouldn't put a video together."
"Change is hard, but we've accomplished it," Deyo said.
Unity of effort
the Federal Emergency Management Agency. With more than half of the department's leases expiring in the next five years, Deyo said he is also focused on decreasing the department's footprint.
The department, with 230,000 employees, also has been plagued by persistently low morale. Deyo said he visited the New York Police Department to learn about addressing morale, and dealing with "tough issues" will not lead to an "immediate turnaround."
Deyo's advice to federal managers: "Attention, management support and listening to people."