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'What If' of a different kind

Lines of interoperable communications need to connect everyone: up, down, and all around.

Tags: technology , interoperability , homeland security , Ray Bjorklund

Friday - 12/04/2009, 05:41pm EST

Bill calls for pilot program with federalized guards

Congressman Dent sponsors legislation to test bringing security personnel in house at high security facilities. Bill also would increase oversight by the Federal Protective Service and create guard training standards.

Tags: management , Charles Dent , Federal Protective Service , GAO , House Homeland Security Committee , Federal building security

Monday - 04/19/2010, 02:14pm EDT

How to Contract with DHS

Tags: Contracting , DHS , Kevin Boshears , small business

Thursday - 04/02/2009, 09:37am EDT
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How Congress is preparing to fight H1N1

Tags: management , H1N1 , Congress ,

Tuesday - 10/27/2009, 07:01pm EDT
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DHS renews SBINet contract with Boeing despite shortcomings

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

Friday - 09/18/2009, 07:04am EDT
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DHS deciding on future of 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

Friday - 01/22/2010, 06:59am EST
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Rank-and-file FPS officers speak out on federal facility security woes

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

Monday - 11/23/2009, 06:23am EST
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House panel uncovers surprise on fed building security

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.

Tags: newsstand , Federal Protective Service , House Homeland Security Committee , Max Cacas

Thursday - 11/19/2009, 07:03am EST
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