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US troops warned about social media accounts

The Pentagon says the FBI and DHS have issued guidance to U.S. military personnel warning them to be careful with the social media accounts.

Tags: DoD , FBI , social media , ISIL , Steve Warren , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 08:40am EST

Janet Hale, Former Undersecretary for Management, DHS

Congress comes back to work today to wrap up the 113th Congress. No one thinks streamlining oversight of the Homeland Security Department is one of the things they'll address in the lame duck session, but many people think it's something they should address -- at least soon. Janet Hale is one of those people. She's former Under Secretary for Management at DHS. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained how we got here.

Tags: Janet Hale , In Depth , Congress

Monday - 12/01/2014, 04:19pm EST
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FedRAMP developing a FISMA high baseline in 2015

The Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program will send a draft baseline standard for FISMA high systems around the government for comment in the next month. Matt Goodrich, the acting director of the FedRAMP program, said the high-impact baseline would apply only to non-classified technology systems as characterized under the Federal Information Security Management Act.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , FedRAMP , Matt Goodrich , GSA , DoD , Trusted Internet Connections initiative , Continuous diagnostics and mitigation program , Joint Authorization Board , Cloud computing , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/28/2014, 07:33am EST
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Thank you, federal employees

It's Thanksgiving and everyone should remember to thank federal employees for all the work they do on our behalf, says Jeff Neal, founder of ChiefHRO.com.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ChiefHRO.com , workforce

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 06:29pm EST

Chris Cummiskey, Former Acting Undersecretary for Management, DHS

A major cyberattack on the nation's critical infrastructure will happen in the next 10 years, says Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency. He tells the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence the only way to handle the threat is to have a true partnership among the public sector, the private sector and academia. Chris Cummiskey is former acting undersecretary for management at the Homeland Security Department. He shared how to do that on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Chris Cummiskey , In Depth , NSA

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 04:56pm EST
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Brian Krenzien, Science & Technology Transportation Security Lab, DHS

When things go boom, often the Homeland Security Department wants to know what it was. To do that it requires sophisticated explosives detection equipment. In fact, the idea is to detect the presence of explosives before they can be detonated. The DHS Science and Technology Directorate has just broken ground on a new lab for evaluating explosives detection equipment. Brian Krenzien, acting executive director of the Transportation Security Lab, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more.

Tags: Science and Technology Directorate , Brian Krenzien , explosives , explosives detection equipment , Transportation Security Lab , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 11:02am EST
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Rafael Borras, Senior Adviser, AT Kearney

At the beginning of next year, your agency could have a new definition of risk. The Office of Management and Budget says it may issue new guidance that requires an enterprise-wide view of risk. Rafael Borras is senior adviser at AT Kearney, and former undersecretary for management and acting deputy secretary of the Homeland Security Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained how to build an enterprise-wide risk-management strategy.

Tags: Rafael Borras , AT Kearney , In Depth

Monday - 11/24/2014, 04:05pm EST
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Anne Richards, Assistant Inspector General, Office of Audits, DHS

For the second consecutive year, the Department of Homeland Security earns a clean audit opinion. But there is still some work for the agency to do, according the agency's Office of Inspector General. Anne Richards, assistant inspector general in the Office of Audits at the Homeland Security Department, tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the lessons the agency learned last year and how they helped them stay clean this year.

Tags: Anne Richards , OIG , In Depth

Friday - 11/21/2014, 04:08pm EST
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President's immigration plan pushes DHS to restructure personnel, tighten border security

Under President Obama's executive order on immigration, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson released a slew of memos outlining the agency's push to reform its personnel structure, review premium pay, and better secure the U.S.-Mexico border.

Tags: Barack Obama , Jeh Johnson , ICE , ICE ERO , OCHCO , OMB , OPM , Congress , personnel , workforce , pay and benefits , immigration , executive order , Coast Guard , Customs and Border Protection , Citizenship and Immigration Services , Jory Heckman

Friday - 11/21/2014, 08:33am EST

IG Report: Better acquisition monitoring needed at DHS

In his review of the Department of Homeland Security, the DHS inspector general says the agency needs better monitoring of catching duplicative programs and acquisition. An independent auditor also outlines some flaws at DHS.

Tags: OIG , oversight , Tom Carper , acquisition , Acquisition management , Jory Heckman , Management

Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 11:30am EST
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