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DHS News

Immigration agency opens gate for online applications

After years of planning and months of delays, USCIS will launch its online portal, ELIS, on Tuesday. But the portal will only be open to a fraction of benefit seekers while the agency works out the kinks.

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 01:16pm EDT
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US joins cyber forces with Australia

The United States will partner with Australia in the global fight against cyber attacks.

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 12:20pm EDT

Congress considers threats from airport employees

Commercial air travel is at risk from terrorists who quietly get jobs at airports so that they can attack from within sensitive areas, a senior Homeland Security Department official told lawmakers Wednesday.

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 12:48pm EDT

FedRAMP names organizations to review vendors' cloud cybersecurity

Vendors wanting to provide cloud services to the government must first receive support from these nine organizations that they are meeting the cloud computing security controls.

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 05:22am EDT

DoD ready to meet pent up demand for cyber threat sharing program

The Defense Department has been testing ways to securely send cyber threat information to members of the defense industrial base for years. Now the information sharing pilot has been made permanent and could expand to as many as 1,000 companies.

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 05:22am EDT
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IG offices thrive despite lack of permanent leadership

Ten agencies do not have Senate-confirmed inspectors generals. Four have been waiting for more than 1,000 days for a nomination or confirmation. But House lawmakers found that agencies without a permanent IG still are making a lot of progress in rooting out waste, fraud and abuse.

Friday - 05/11/2012, 05:46am EDT
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Engraving and Printing ready to build on ERP success

The BEN Enterprise brings together the Treasury Department bureau's data about finances, procurement and printing. Now Peter Johnson, BEP's chief information officer, wants to add business and analytics tools.
May 10, 2012

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 10:07pm EDT
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McCain again makes his case to increase DoD's cyber role

The Arizona senator sent the third in a series of letters to Gen. Keith Alexander trying to explain why DoD, not DHS, should be in charge of defending critical infrastructure from cyber attacks. He said the administration's approach would create another layer of bureaucracy and slow down responses to threats.

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 05:56am EDT

Congressional committee considers criminal referral for TSA

House staff report suggests TSA delayed, misled congressional investigators about contents of Texas warehouse that holds security screening equipment.

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 05:20am EDT
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Proposed cybersecurity funding less than DHS asked for

The Department of Homeland Security would receive 63 percent more money in fiscal 2013 under the bill. That would add roughly $300 million more dollars to the cyber budget, which is just $20 million shy of the agency's request.

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 07:38am EDT

Agency heads finding light at end of fed-bashing tunnel

Some departments are improving personnel practices around recruitment and knowledge management even in the face of pay freezes and criticisms of public servants. DHS created a higher education engagement group to bring in college students. GSA finds quality of applicants still strong. Senior leaders highlight successes during Public Service Recognition Week.

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 05:20am EDT
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US, China to cooperate more on cyber threat

Asserting that cyberattacks against the U.S. don't come only from China, the U.S. and Chinese defense ministers said they agreed Monday to work together on cyber issues to avoid miscalculations that could lead to future crises.

Monday - 05/07/2012, 11:40pm EDT

Suspicious emails target gas pipeline operators

The Department of Homeland Security is urging natural gas pipeline operators to look out for suspicious emails. The agency said they are part of an organized cyber attack that began five months ago.

Monday - 05/07/2012, 09:38am EDT

DoD, DHS officials keep pressure on Congress for new cyber laws

The government is working with a cobbled-together set of authorities and responsibilities when it comes to protecting networks from cyber threats, a top Homeland Security Department cyber official said Wednesday. Congress needs to act soon to update the nation's cybersecurity posture, he said.

Thursday - 05/03/2012, 05:19am EDT
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Feds rank leadership low in annual survey

The Partnership for Public Service took a closer look at the data from the 2011 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey and discovered that feds aren't too happy with their leaders. Senior leaders especially received low rankings from federal employees.

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 09:09am EDT

Performance improvement has 'turned the corner' in government

Shelley Metzenbaum said agencies are doing a better job in setting outcome-based goals and using data to measure their progress. OPM is finalizing guidance and training to use the competence models for performance improvement positions. Treasury and DHS are setting their own path to using data to meet their mission goals.

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 05:55am EDT
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Exclusive: State's Toler joins DHS to run network resilience office

Danny Toler becomes the second State Department official to go to the Homeland Security Department's Office of Cybersecurity and Communications since January. He also is the second high ranking official to join DHS in the last week.

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 07:54pm EDT

Half of federal websites working on mobile strategy

The results of a ForeSee poll also show one-third of the 40 federal websites surveyed already have launched mobile initiatives.

Monday - 04/23/2012, 02:47pm EDT

Virtualization & Data Center Consolidation - "Progress & Best Practices"

April 26th at 12pm

Program will discuss the Progress Report on Virtualization & Data Center Consolidation, Key Benefits Associated with Virtualization & DCC, How Does Cloud Computing Get Factored into your Strategy, Major Challenges to Achieving their Goals, Is Security a concern in a Virtualized Environment, and A Future Vision for the next 1 to 3 years

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 05:20pm EDT
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EXCLUSIVE: Energy CIO Locatis heads to DHS

Mike Locatis will become the new assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications at DHS's National Protection and Programs Directorate. He replaces Greg Schaffer who left in March.

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 01:03pm EDT
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