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Deputy Secretary Lute told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee about how DHS is improving contracting processes. Acquisition is one of three major areas that the department is focusing on to bring integration across all 22 components. Lute said part of her goal is to get off the GAO high-risk list.
Tags: Contracting , Management , Industry , Janet Holl Lute , Daniel Akaka , Cathleen Berrick , GAO , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , acquisition processes , Quadrennial Homeland Security Review , financial management , management integration , Jason Miller
Federal News Radio's Jason Miller discusses the Homeland Security Department's plan to get off the government's high-risk list.
A U.S.-led, global exercise in cybersecurity preparedness and response is expected to wrap up in the next 24 hours. The scenario is helping seven agencies, 11 states, 12 nations and 60 private sector companies prepare for major cyber attack.
Richard A. Spires discusses the development, implementation, and maintenance of DHS IT department's architecture
October 4th and October 6th
Mr. Spires is responsible for the department's $6.4 billion investment in Information Technology (IT).
DHS kicked off a global exercise to test the capabilities of the government, other nations and the private sector, in dealing with a possible attack on computer networks. The week-long test asks participants to deal with a scenario where the attack takes down the Web.
House Democrats went over the heads of Homeland Security Department officials and appealed to the White House to cancel a $1 billion financial management project, NextGov reports.
DHS's Sean McGurk and other cybersecurity experts are trying to protect agency networks against one of the most dangerous viruses ever developed. Stuxnet exploits a vulnerability in Siemens industrial equipment control software and hardware and may be the product of a nation bent on sabotage.
Administration's working group also is looking at policies and regulations that need to be updated. DoD calls on Congressional support when the White House submits its package of legislative changes. Meanwhile, DHS has released a draft of the National Cyber Incident Response Plan.
Who exactly is in charge of protecting the internet from a cyber attack? That's the question the White House and Congress are wrestling with.
Cyber Storm 3 will be unleashed next week on dozens of businesses and government agencies in several countries. The idea is to find out how well these organizations can withstand a national cyber incident.