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NIST finalizes Smart Grid cyber guidelines

CBP lax in controlling cybersecurity

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , NIST , Smart Grid

Friday - 09/03/2010, 08:30am EDT

CBP returns to TV for season 2 of 'Border Wars'

You can follow the officers and agents of U.S. Customs and Border Protection as they scour the inhospitable landscape at one of the busiest border crossings in the country, seeking to fight terrorism and intercept illegal entrants from the air, on the ground and at the ports of entry. Details from CBP's Bill Anthony.

Tags: Federal Drive , Border Wars , National Geographic Channel , reality TV , public relations , Bill Anthony , newsstand , Suzanne Kubota , management , lessons learned

Thursday - 09/02/2010, 10:41am EDT
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OFPP sees millions in taming cell phone contracts

Most agencies do not have an accurate inventory of how many devices they are paying for or how much those devices are being used. Officials estimate the government could save as much as $200 million a year by improving the management and optimization of contracts for wireless devices. The administration plans to revive the wireless communications strategic sourcing initiative.

Tags: contracting , management , Jack Kelly , Russ Peery , Sandy Hall , Rebel McFertridge , OMB , OFPP , GSA , CDC , FedScoop , iSYS , Jin Kang , strategic sourcing , wireless communications , TEMS , Jason Miller

Friday - 08/20/2010, 07:20am EDT
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Cool Jobs: CBP employees fight elements to keep data flowing

Field technology officers must fix hardware and software no matter the hazard, even if it's hundreds of feet up on a tower or on a snow covered mountain top. Employees need to be physically fit and technically skilled to perform the duties. CBP counts on these employees to keep the systems working to monitor and protect the borders.

Tags: Cool Jobs in Government , management , DeValon Lawrence , Don Ealy , border security , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/14/2010, 04:00am EDT
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Critical tests to decide future of DHS's virtual fence

CBP to implement and evaluate technologies at two sites in Arizona this year to see how well SBINet works and whether to continue deploying the technology. These tests are part of Secretary Napolitano's assessment of SBINet's value. Lawmakers remain pessimistic that the program can get back on track.

Tags: technology , Mark Borkowski , Chris Carney , Henry Cuellar , Randy Hite , House Homeland Security Committee , DHS , GAO , Boeing , border security , SBINet , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/18/2010, 06:49am EDT
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NTEU files motion to end internship program

Employee union claims agencies have abused their privileges and OPM has done nothing to stop them. NTEU says the Federal Career Internship Program flies in the face of merit system hiring principles.

Tags: pay & benefits , OPM , IRS , DHS FDIC , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , internship program , FCIP

Friday - 04/30/2010, 06:05pm EDT
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What are the realities of the virtual fence?

A project designed during the Bush Administration to stem the flow of illegal immigration across the U.S.-Mexican border has now fallen on hard times, and formerly supportive lawmakers are now hinting of a dim future for the virtual fence. Thad Bingel, a former Chief of Staff at Customs and Border Protection, explains what's at stake.

Tags: management , DHS , SBINet , virtual fence , Thad Bingel

Thursday - 04/22/2010, 09:38am EDT
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Senators suggest scrapping virtual fence

The virtual fence, better known as SBInet, was originally proposed by the Bush Administration to monitor the southern U.S. border with Mexico. But now, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are quickly losing patience with a project that has had a troubled history, while hemorrhaging hundreds of millions of dollars in costs.

Tags: management , DHS , Alan Bersin , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Joseph Lieberman , John McCain , Jon Kyl , Janet Napolitano , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 04/21/2010, 07:08am EDT
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CBP project comes in on time, on budget

The Departments of Homeland Security and State have jointly implemented the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) for land and sea travel, strengthening security along our northern and southern borders by requiring more secure forms of documentation and proof of citizenship. Office of Information Technology director, Chris Milowic, brings us up to speed.

Tags: mngt , technology , DHS , Chris Milowic , Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative

Wednesday - 04/14/2010, 10:40am EDT
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DHS CIO Roundtable-Live at The AFCEA Homeland Security Conference

Listen March 4th at 2pm

Program will discuss DHS's Progress on IT Programs, DHS Top Priorities for FY 2010, DHS Challenges to still Overcome, Views on New Technology Trends-like Cloud Computing-Open Source-Social Networking, A Vision for The Future-for DHS & Programs that will make a difference.

Tags: technology , Federal Executie Forum , Richard Spires , Luke McCormack , Charlie Armstrong , Sandy Peavy , DHS , ICE , FLETC

Thursday - 02/11/2010, 06:54pm EST
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