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DHS and Boeing understand that they must show successes in 2010 or risk major changes to the initiative. Lawmakers express frustration over lack of progress after three years, $1.1 billion.
Tags: contracting , technology , Mark Borkowski , Richard Stana , Loretta Sanchez , Christopher Carney , DHS , CBP , GAO , House Homeland Security Committee , Boeing , Timothy Peters , Secure Border Initiative , SBINet
The border security program continues to experience delays. Secretary Napolitano calls for reassessment to make sure program is meeting agency's needs. DHS will not move forward with any new SBInet deployments in the near future.
Tags: security , technology , Mark Borkowski , Janet Napolitano , Mark Souder , DHS , CBP , House Homeland Security Committee , Boeing , Heritage Foundation , Jena Baker-McNeil , SBINet , border security
Lawmakers renew call for White House oversight of all cybersecurity
Tags: technology , Rod Beckstrom , Yvette Clarke , Dave Powner , DHS , GAO , White House , OMB , NSA , House Homeland Security Committee , National Cybersecurity Center , Oracle , Netwitness , Mary Ann Davidson , Amit Yoran , cybersecurity
Studies by the Government Accountability Office have uncovered serious shortcomings in security provided at the nation's federal office buildings. But what do Federal security officials and the contract security companies they employ think about solutions to the long-festering problem of building security? Here's Part Two of our coverage of recent House Homeland Security oversight hearings on the Federal Protective Service.
Tags: newsstand , Federal Protective Service , House Homeland Security Committee , Rand Beers , Department of Homeland Security , David Wright , American Federation of Government Employees , Steve Amitay , National Association of Security Companies , Max Cacas
It might surprise you to learn that neither the Federal Protective Service, nor contract security guards, is the final word on security in your federal building. A House panel learned that so-called "local security committees" have unusual power to set what can and cannot come into a building, and even the power to veto security recommendations from the FPS. Officials say they're working to fix that.
Rep. Thompson and Sen. McCaskill have recently proposed companion bills to make changes to the contracting program.