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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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Senator optimistic about major cyber bill this year

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), who led a Senate Intelligence Committee review of cybersecurity policy last year, said he is hopeful that Congress will be able to pass an overhaul of cyber laws this year. Whitehouse has been critical of the pace at which the Obama Administration has moved to propose such changes to lawmakers.

Tags: Congress , cybersecurity , DoD , Sheldon Whitehouse , James Langevin , Keith Alexander , U.S. Cyber Command , James Baker , Douglas Maughan , Jared Serbu

Monday - 04/11/2011, 07:39pm EDT
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DHS cyber staff excepted in case of shutdown

DHSers who perform cybersecurity functions would not be furloughed during a government shutdown, including contractors.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , shutdown , Contracting , pay and benefits

Friday - 04/08/2011, 09:30am EDT

DHS's lack of financial clarity a huge liability

The Homeland Security Department's chief management officer said Tuesday that the lack of a departmentwide financial management system is a huge deficiency. Fixing that, he said, is among the department's primary management priorities.

Tags: Congress , management , technology , GAO , High Risk List , Rafael Borras , Joe Lieberman , Coast Guard , CACI , TASC , OMB , Financial management , Industry , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 08:24pm EDT
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Analysis: DHS offers clear cyber plan

Cybersecurity is often discussed in generic terms and vague descriptions. But one industry expert is calling the Department of Homeland Security's new cyber document clear and concise.

Tags: Bob Gourley , Cybersecurity Update , technology , CTO vision , In Depth

Monday - 04/04/2011, 04:09pm EDT
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