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DHS News

Embattled DHS IG convinced Senate probe will clear his name

Charles Edwards, the Homeland Security Department's deputy inspector general and acting IG, calls recent allegations of nepotism and improper travel "baseless" and says he's convinced a Senate subcommittee investigation will clear his name. Speaking exclusively to the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp, Edwards said he has provided complete documentation to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight.

Tuesday - 07/23/2013, 05:04pm EDT
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DHS awards $460 million IT contract to enhance border management

The Homeland Security Department's Border Management Systems Programs Office awarded a contract to Unisys to modernize its border-management systems.

Monday - 07/22/2013, 04:28pm EDT

DHS gears up to unleash Einstein 3 to better secure federal networks

Brendan Goode, the director of network security deployment in the National Protection and Programs Directorate in DHS, said 15 out of the initial 23 agencies expected to implement Einstein 3 have signed memorandums of agreements with the department. E3A will use both unclassified and classified indicators to understand risks and vulnerabilities of federal networks.

Monday - 07/22/2013, 12:25pm EDT
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DHS fast tracks licensing of animal vaccine to prevent potential outbreaks

Michelle Colby, branch chief of Agricultural Defense at the Homeland Security Department, shepherds new vaccine through federal licensure process.

Friday - 07/19/2013, 02:03pm EDT
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DHS official Bruce McConnell to return to private sector

Bruce McConnell announced today his intention to leave the Homeland Security Department in August after spending more than four years in an assortment of senior cybersecurity positions. He will be third senior ranking cyber official at DHS to leave since January.

Thursday - 07/18/2013, 03:13pm EDT

Napolitano departure highlights gaps in DHS leadership

The leadership vacancy created by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's resignation is the latest and greatest blow to a department where one-third of the heads of key agencies and divisions have been filled with acting officials or remained vacant for months. Napolitano's departure, slated for September, will create the 15th hole in the department's 45 leadership positions.

Sunday - 07/14/2013, 08:56am EDT

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: DHS cyber contract awards delayed; musical chairs in federal IT ranks

News and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed this week.

Friday - 07/12/2013, 06:16pm EDT

Napolitano to step down as DHS secretary

Janet Napolitano announced that she would be resigning as the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security in early September to take a senior post at the University of California.

Friday - 07/12/2013, 10:17am EDT
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Cities offer to pony up for shorter customs lines

Customs and Border Protection says it will put more resources into border crossings and customs terminals if the local communities pay for it.

Thursday - 07/11/2013, 08:23am EDT

Senate investigating DHS IG for nepotism, retaliation

Senate subcommittee investigating claims against Homeland Security deputy inspector general

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 07:48pm EDT

Federal mobile apps lack standard security processes

DHS, DISA and GSA are heading down similar but different paths to ensure mobile apps are secure before being allowed on devices or networks. NIST is developing voluntary guidelines to improve mobile software security based on work done in other industry sectors.

Wednesday - 06/26/2013, 05:18am EDT
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Sequestration claims another conference: DHS' GFirst cyber event

U.S. CERT said in an email to organizers the current budgetary environment wouldn't support the annual cybersecurity conference

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 06:24pm EDT

ICE Director John Morton stepping down

The director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Monday he is stepping down next month to work in the private sector. John Morton, who has served as ICE director since May 2009, made the announcement in an email to staff, obtained by Federal News Radio.

Monday - 06/17/2013, 02:11pm EDT

Feds announce recovery of missing Nazi diary

Homeland Security and Justice Department officials planned to join U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum representatives Thursday to discuss the recovery of some 400 handwritten pages from Rosenberg's diary, covering 1936 to 1944.

Thursday - 06/13/2013, 12:22pm EDT

DHS finds classified cyber sharing program slow to take off

The Enhanced Cybersecurity Services program has seen a lot of interest by vendors, but few have invested in accepting cyber threat data from the government. Meanwhile, the Cyber Information Sharing and Collection Program is growing through the two-way sharing of unclassified threat indicators.

Thursday - 06/13/2013, 06:44am EDT
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House passes $45B homeland security spending bill

House passes $45B homeland security bill boosting spending above current levels

Thursday - 06/06/2013, 06:58pm EDT

Tons of cocaine entering U.S. due to sequestration cuts, rear admiral says

Coast Guard Rear Adm. Charles Michel, director of the Joint Interagency Task Force South told the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp that cuts from sequestration are limiting the resources available to stop large amounts of cocaine from entering the country.

Thursday - 06/06/2013, 11:38am EDT
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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: Reverse auctions for IT; DHS' answers not satisfying; Contractor salary cap proposal returns

News and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed this week.

Tuesday - 05/28/2013, 05:30am EDT
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Congress pressures agencies to speed up office consolidations

Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management want to know why the NRC spent millions of dollars to renovate office space it may never use. DHS and HHS were praised by the committee for their approach to consolidating office space.

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 06:12am EDT
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Data breach puts DHS employees at risk of identity theft

The Homeland Security Department alerted employees in its headquarters office, and its Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement components that a vendor processing background investigations may have exposed personal data. DHS emphasizes there is no evidence of any lost or stolen information.

Wednesday - 05/22/2013, 04:05pm EDT
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