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DHS News

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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NTEU:CBP furloughs could put nation at risk, create hardships for employees

The National Treasury Employees Union was informed by Customs and Border Protection that agency-wide furlough notices of up to 14 days will be issued in mid-March as a result of sequestration. CBP told NTEU that it will have to make $754 million in cuts from March 1 through Sept. 30, the end of the current fiscal year.

Thursday - 02/21/2013, 06:52am EST

DHS, DoD among agencies making slow, steady progress to get off High Risk list

GAO adds two new areas to the list, NOAA's satellite programs and the federal government's financial risk because of climate change. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro said nearly every initiative on the list made progress in fixing their problems over the last two years.

Friday - 02/15/2013, 06:19am EST

DHS Science & Technology retooled after budget slashed

On this week's episode of Agency of the Month, Dr. Dan Gerstein, deputy under secretary at DHS' Science and Technology Directorate, joins Federal News Radio to discuss how he's working with a drastically smaller budget.

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 10:58am EST
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DHS, NIST lynchpins helping cyber order succeed

The newly issued Executive Order gives NIST, DHS several goals and corresponding deadlines over the next year. NIST will work with industry to create a cybersecurity framework. DHS is expanding the information sharing program so industry can receive classified and unclassified cyber threat data more easily and more quickly.

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 06:24am EST
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Federal Drive Interviews -- Feb. 13, 2013

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) talks about his plans as the new chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Greg Kutz of TIGTA discusses new progress being made by the IRS in recruitment and hiring. Jennifer Martinez, staff writer at The Hill newspaper, discusses the new Executive Order on cybersecurity. Don Kettl of the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy offers insight on the State of the Union speech.

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 09:01am EST

White House issues cyber order, giving NIST, DHS lead roles

Senior administration officials say the Executive Order is not a replacement for comprehensive cybersecurity legislation, but the start of a new conversation for how best to protect the nation's critical infrastructure. NIST released an RFI Tuesday as part of its effort to create a voluntary, flexible framework. And DHS will expand the number of companies the government shares classified and unclassified cyber threat information with through the Defense Industrial Base pilot.

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 12:00am EST

Head of Customs and Border Protection is retiring

Deputy Commissioner David Aguilar says he will be leaving the federal law enforcement agency at the end of March.

Friday - 02/08/2013, 11:09pm EST

Agencies slowly knocking down cybersecurity barriers to going mobile

Through the Digital Government Strategy, several initiatives are underway to address IT security concerns. DHS created a security baseline architecture and is testing it through five use cases. GSA created a new secure online content platform for agencies to move websites and applications into a mobile environment.

Friday - 02/08/2013, 05:22am EST
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Homeland Security secretary touts border safety

Napolitano says call for border safety before immigration reform is flawed argument

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 10:06am EST

CBP brings automated services to more than just travel elite

Building on the success of its Global Entry program for pre-enrolled travelers, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has developed a self-service kiosk that anyone can use. John Wagner, executive director for Admissibility and Passenger Programs at CBP, tells Agency of the Month about this and other new technologies coming to an airport near you.

Tuesday - 02/05/2013, 04:23pm EST
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Justice: Progress in Fast and Furious negotiations

The U.S. Justice Department reports progress in settlement talks over a lawsuit by a House committee to get records involving the bungled gun-tracking program known as Operation Fast and Furious.

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 01:42pm EST

Official: turnout above 800K, maybe 1M

An inauguration planning official says turnout was "definitely above 800,000" and possibly up to one million people.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 05:45pm EST

DHS's Locatis leaving after only 9 months

Mike Locatis, the DHS Assistant Secretary for the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, is returning to Colorado after serving in the federal government for more than two years.

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 03:53pm EST
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