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Critical needs first in DHS IT modernization

A day after the Department of Homeland Security cancelled its $450 million contract to modernize and unify its backoffice IT systems, the department's acting CFO told Congress DHS will focus first on modernizing the infrastructure of the department's components that are severely out of date. A new strategy for an integrated, departmentwide system has yet to be determined, she said.

Tags: technology , contracting , industry , DHS , GAO , financial management , TASC , bid protest , Peggy Sherry , Coast Guard , FEMA , Immigration and Customs Enforcement , Jared Serb

Monday - 05/16/2011, 07:29am EDT
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Analysis: Why FBI chief asked to stay longer

With his analysis is Erroll Southers, a former FBI Special Agent and was Assistant Chief of Homeland Security and Intelligence at the Los Angeles World Airports Police Department.

Tags: Erroll Southers , FBI , Robert Mueller , Barack Obama , In Depth

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 06:00pm EDT
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Civilian BRAC effort gaining support

Congress is considering a proposal to establish an independent commission to sift through more than 12,000 excess federal properties and streamline the process of either selling or demolishing them. We get details from Representative Jeff Denham (R-Ca.).

Tags: Federal Drive , management , BRAC , BRAC Impact , Jeff Denham

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 03:55pm EDT
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White House cyber proposal boosts DHS role

The White House is proposing cybersecurity legislation that gives the Department of Homeland Security oversight of federal civilian networks.

Tags: cybersecurity , Barack Obama , White House , technology , Jolie Lee ,

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 03:24pm EDT
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Civilian BRAC effort gaining support

Congress is considering a proposal to establish an independent commission to sift through more than 12,000 excess federal properties and streamline the process of either selling or demolishing them. We get details from Representative Jeff Denham (R-Ca.).

Tags: Federal Drive , management , BRAC , BRAC Impact , Jeff Denham

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 10:40am EDT
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Bill would cut $5B in duplicative federal spending

Two senators propose a bill that would cut $5 billion in duplicative and overlapping government programs.

Tags: Tom Coburn , Mark Warner , duplicative program , wasteful spending , GAO , Barack Obama , Senate , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 06:08pm EDT

Gang of Six "running out of steam"

Budget wrangling continues on Capitol Hill. The Hill newspaper's Erik Wasson brings us up to speed.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , Erik Wasson , The Hill , Gang of Six ,

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 10:31am EDT
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Survey: Feds anxiety over BRAC high

Federal News Radio conducted an online survey about how the changes to DoD's structure and facilities is affecting federal employees. Respondents expressed frustration over planning, concern over traffic, and doubt about whether moving offices will improve how they meet their mission.

Tags: BRAC Impact , BRAC , telework , collaboration , Ft. Meade , Jason Miller , DoD , DISA ,

Monday - 05/09/2011, 04:24pm EDT
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HASC leaders at odds over TRICARE hike

The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday he will include language implementing the Defense Department's request to increase insurance fees for military retirees. That position is at odds with the panel's subcommittee on military personnel, which on Wednesday unanimously approved language which would prohibit the increase.

Tags: DoD , pay and benefits , TRICARE , Robert Hale , Joe Wilson , Buck McKeon , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Friday - 05/06/2011, 06:44am EDT
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