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DHS News

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: Communication breakdown over FITARA? Lawmaker wants answers from DHS

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

Monday - 04/29/2013, 05:34am EDT

The terror attack in Boston

Heritage Foundation security expert James Carafano will discuss the terrorist bombings in Boston, and what the U.S. government can do to prevent future attacks.
April 19, 2013

Friday - 04/19/2013, 09:57pm EDT
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DHS, DoD asking OMB for sequestration reprogramming authority

Homeland Security, Defense and USDA are asking the Office of Management and Budget for the ability to reprogram agency funds to soften the blow of sequestration. DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said the agency must cut $3 billion by Sept. 30 and every mission, contract and person will be impacted in some way. She said the Coast Guard already is feeling the impact of the cuts in mission areas.

Friday - 04/19/2013, 05:50am EDT
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Jane Holl Lute to leave DHS Deputy Secretary post

Jane Holl Lute announced today that she would be stepping down in May as deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

Tuesday - 04/09/2013, 11:41am EDT

High-skilled visa requests likely to exceed supply

High-skilled visa requests likely to exceed available supply faster than in years past

Wednesday - 04/03/2013, 02:46am EDT

CBP postpones 60,000 furloughs, overtime cuts

In a reversal of course, U.S. Customs and Border Protection now says it is postponing employee furloughs and will continue to authorize overtime pay. The agency said it is "reevaluating" both the planned furloughs of its 60,000 employees and the elimination of administratively uncontrollable overtime, or AUO, because of new funding granted in the 2013 appropriations bill Congress passed last month.

Monday - 04/01/2013, 07:40pm EDT

GSA in desperate need of funds to repair federal buildings

For the third year in a row, Congress is unlikely to give GSA enough money to repair and maintain federal buildings. Acting GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini told House lawmakers Tuesday that the government isn't spending the 2-to-4 percent industry average to keep buildings operating well.

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 05:33am EDT
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TSA CIO Garrison-Alexander retiring

Emma Garrison-Alexander is leaving government after 29 years, including the last four at the Transportation Security Administration. The Federal Emergency Management Agency also is searching for a new CIO.

Friday - 03/15/2013, 04:47pm EDT

White House employs cross-agency goals to broaden oversight of cyber

Cyber coordinator Michael Daniel released updated goals for TIC, HSPD-12 and continuous monitoring on Performance.gov. He said by adding new goals to the portal, performance improvement officers will pay more attention and influence how agencies meet the targets.

Friday - 03/15/2013, 05:26am EDT
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DHS cyber executive Weatherford leaving

Mark Weatherford, the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity, will leave the agency on April 12 after accepting a job in the private sector.

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 03:37pm EDT

US citing security to censor more public records

US citing national security in censoring public records more than ever since Obama's election

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 03:28am EDT

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: Barry West returns, two CIOs leaving, Einstein cyber initiative faces delay

Barry West is returning for his fourth gig as a CIO, and three other key technology officials are leaving. Two congressmen want to pressure contractors to pay back taxes.

Monday - 03/11/2013, 05:31am EDT
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Agency cybersecurity deficiencies remain as attacks reach all-time high

Federal agencies reported more than 48,000 cyber attacks in 2012 and continue to struggle to defend their networks, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. Senators are now renewing their push for comprehensive cyber legislation, which would include an update to FISMA.

Friday - 03/08/2013, 10:06am EST
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As agencies come to terms with cloud security, another barrier emerges

FedRAMP and other initiatives are helping CIOs become more comfortable with securing data and applications in the cloud. But changing the way agencies buy, manage and oversee technology is a bigger roadblock in moving systems to the cloud.

Thursday - 03/07/2013, 05:24am EST
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CIO Council harnessing growing list of 'world class' IT programs

The CIO Council will add 25 more examples of IT project management excellence to its best practice database. DHS CIO Richard Spires said at the Excellence.gov awards Tuesday the goal of all of these success stories is to share what worked and leave a broader legacy across all of Federal IT.

Wednesday - 03/06/2013, 07:05am EST
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IT reform bill needs to 'beef up' people section, experts say

Rep. Darrell Issa plans to formally introduce the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act before the end of March. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held its second hearing on the draft bill. Current and former federal officials say the bill should place a stronger emphasis on project management and workforce issues.

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 07:02am EST

DHS official retires after immigrants are freed

APNewsBreak: Homeland Security official retires after illegal immigrants freed over cuts

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 01:58am EST

Calm between storm seasons is innovation time at FEMA

On this week's edition of Agency of the Month, Rich Serino, deputy administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), joins Federal News Radio.

Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 04:36pm EST
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Coast Guard: Budget cuts to limit flights, patrols

Coast Guard commandant says automatic spending cuts would mean fewer flight hours, sea patrols

Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 01:10pm EST

Blue Campaign brings DHS together to combat human trafficking

This week on Agency of the Month, Angie Salazar, section chief of the Human Smuggling and Trafficking Unit at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, speaks with Federal News Radio.

Thursday - 02/21/2013, 11:08am EST
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