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Skinner retires as DHS inspector general

Richard Skinner's last day as DHS IG will be March 1, 2011.

Tags: Richard Skinner , inspector general , retirement , management , accountability , terrorism , Jolie Lee

Friday - 01/14/2011, 01:26pm EST

TSA hacker sentenced to prison

A former TSA worker has been sentenced for tampering with government databases.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , TSA , Douglas James Duchack , Terrorist Screening Database

Friday - 01/14/2011, 09:30am EST

DHS underwrites cyber security testbed

The DETERlab testbed provides an isolated 400-node mini-Internet, in which researchers can investigate malware and other security threats without danger of infecting the real Internet.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , USC , DETER

Friday - 01/14/2011, 08:30am EST

Agencies building trust to reduce data centers

Several departments are out ahead of the OMB mandate to consolidate data facilities over the next four years. Energy is starting small to show business owners they will get the same level of service under the new setup. Other agencies see green in cutting back on the centers-both money and energy efficiency.

Tags: technology , Bill Turnbull , Cindy Cassil , Margie Graves , Alfred Rivera , State , Energy , OMB , DISA , AFCEA , data center consolidation , cloud computing , green IT , enterprise e-mail , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/14/2011, 07:13am EST
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CBP to cut its IT contractor workforce in half

The agency plans on hiring 500 more federal employees in 2011. Officials said they could save $40 million by reducing the number of vendor employees. CBP also is hiring more lower-level employees to help keep the pipeline of skills flowing.

Tags: contracting , technology , pay and benefits , industry , CBP , Ken Ritchhart , IT workforce , Meg Beasley

Thursday - 01/13/2011, 06:51am EST

CBP to recompete $1 billion in contracts in 2011

The agency needs to lower IT contract costs to use money for staff and other mission-critical needs. Customs and Border Protection must deal with a several hundred million dollar technology budget cut while needing to update its infrastructure.

Tags: technology , contracting , industry , pay and benefits , Ken Ritchhart , CBP , IAC , technology services , spending cuts , performance-based contracting , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/13/2011, 06:45am EST
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Fixing FPS gets another shot

Are changes coming to the federal protective service? We'll hear from Mississippi representative Bennie Thompson who says that change MUST happen, and soon.

Tags: Congress , Congressional Spotlight , Bennie Thompson , Federal Protective Service , Mike Causey , legislation , Federal Drive , FPS , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 10:36am EST
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Budget cuts lead to layoffs at Fort Detrick

Fifteen contract laboratory workers are being laid off at Fort Detrick because of budget cuts at the Department of Homeland Security, AP reports.

Tags: Fort Detrick , contracting , budget cuts , Associated Press

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 03:43pm EST

DorobekINSIDER: The 100 most read items for 2010

Happy New Year! What a great time to look back – and look forward… and to think about fresh starts. The coming months are going to be interesting, no doubt. All week, I’ll bring the most read items across Federal News Radio’s programs – Mike Causey tomorrow; the Federal Drive on Wednesday; FederalNewsRadio.com on Thursday; [...]

Tags: Circuit , collaboration , Congress , DoD , DorobekInsider , Federal News Radio , government 2.0 , management , Most read items , strategy , technology , Web 2.0

Monday - 01/03/2011, 01:21pm EST

DorobekINSIDER: The 100 most read items for 2010

Happy New Year! What a great time to look back – and look forward… and to think about fresh starts. The coming months are going to be interesting, no doubt. All week, I’ll bring the most read items across Federal News Radio’s programs – Mike Causey tomorrow; the Federal Drive on Wednesday; FederalNewsRadio.com on Thursday; [...]

Tags: Circuit , collaboration , Congress , DoD , DorobekInsider , Federal News Radio , government 2.0 , management , Most read items , strategy , technology , Web 2.0

Monday - 01/03/2011, 01:21pm EST
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