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Platts calls for more controls over improper payments

The chairman of the subcommittee on federal financial management said legislation may be needed to ensure agency accounting procedures are focusing on stopping improper payments. He said progress across the government is good, but more tools are necessary. OMB is testing the Do Not Pay List and plans to launch the full portal in 2012.

Tags: management , Todd Platts , Danny Werfel , OMB , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , SSA , CMS , DoD , VA , Improper payments , Do Not Pay list , Recovery audits , internal controls , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 08:25am EDT
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CBP stopping bugs at the border

Moths, snails, longhorn beetles, leafhoppers, miner flies and mites have been stopped at the border - before they could do damage. We get details from the CBP's Linda Cullen.

Tags: Federal Drive , CBP , USDA , Linda Cullen

Tuesday - 04/19/2011, 09:31am EDT
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NIST to play big role to secure online identities

White House strategy gives the Commerce Department bureau the ability to bring industry, privacy, security and other experts together to develop policies and standards. The administration made it clear the private sector will lead the effort and the government is only creating a marketplace for these services.

Tags: technology , Howard Schmidt , Gene Sperling , Jane Holl Lute , White House , NIST , identity management , PKI , cybersecurity , privacy , Jason Miller , John Buckner

Monday - 04/18/2011, 07:08am EDT
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DHS, military face cyber expert shortage

Last year, the Department of Homeland Security set out to hire 1,000 cyber experts and could only bring in roughly 300.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , DoD , cyber experts , hiring , In Depth

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 06:43pm EDT

White House draft bill expands DHS cyber responsibilities

Federal News Radio viewed a copy of the proposal that would codify DHS's role in overseeing civilian agency networks. The draft legislation would expand DHS's authorities to those that are similar to what DoD already has around cyber. It also would include new roles around acquisition, personnel and FISMA implementation.

Tags: technology , management , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Tom Carper , DoD , White House , cybersecurity , FISMA , direct hirer authority , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 06:08pm EDT
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DHS procurement head outlines his vision

The new head of procurement at the Homeland Security Department has a pretty clear vision of how to get - and keep - acquisition on track at his agency.

Tags: Nick Nayak , acquisition , procurement , contracting , management , In Depth

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 05:37pm EDT
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DHS offers vision of healthy cyber ecosystem

Like natural ecosystems, the cyber ecosystem has many participants. DHS's Greg Schaffer explains how it all fits together.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , cyber ecosystem , Greg Schaffer

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 09:30am EDT
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Cybersecurity workforce more than 'essential'

Cyber-attackers could view a shutdown as the perfect opportunity to infiltrate government systems. ISC squared's Hord Tipton joins us with analysis.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Hord Tipton , ISC Squared , furlough , shutdown , technology , pay and benefits , security , Suzanne Kubota

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 10:30am EDT
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Cuts and Gains: Budget details at a glance

More details are emerging about the $38 billion dollar deal lawmakers say they reached to keep the government from shutting down. Some cuts were made by pruning money left over from previous years. More than half of the cuts affect education, labor and health programs. A vote in the House is expected as early as Wednesday and the Senate must pass it by Friday to prevent a shutdown.

Tags: budget , Congress , 2011 budget , continuing resolution , defense , TSA , EPA , NIH , HHS , czars , DoJ , FBI , FDA , SEC , IRS , NEA , shutdown , Suzanne Kubota

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 10:25am EDT

SBInet lives on in parts of DHS border protection plan

A new southwestern border security technology strategy is in the works. We get details from CBS's Mark Borkowski.

Tags: Federal Drive , CBP , SBINet , technology , acquisition , management , contracting , Mark Borkowski , OTIA

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 10:08am EDT
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