Get people personality tested. If they test as antisocial, narcississit or borderline get rid of them. They are too destructive and manipulative to even trust with a security clearance.
Keeping in mind that military service is a priority, I would ensure to make environmental security programs, the second priority. Implementing projects related to both environmental security and homeland security outside the country aiming at protecting our homeland and sustainable security and economic development, should be a must before anything else. The effectiveness of such a program depends on smooth collaboration between military and civilians as neither one can do it isolation.
I would try to find a way to allow workers time to leave DOS overseas assignments temporarily, allowing time to return to the USA to be with family and return to the job site.
Don't make knee jerk decisions for only politically correct reasons. Trust and integrity will be instilled in the work force.
Ensure there is a well balance between work and life.
Continue to work on the morale and ensure paperwork remains up to date and done correctly.
Remove the union and remove numerous policies that allow bad employees to keep their job then sue the government when they are written up.
Shift funds to the D.O.D. and families. More so than now
The amount of pay for experience and pay grades.
Remove political appointees and shrink contractor roles, while increasing workforce.