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FEMA struggles with financial systems controls

A new Inspector General audit finds FEMA failed to resolve some ongoing weaknesses. Inspectors also found a host of new vulnerabilities around cybersecurity and data backup.

Tags: technology , management , Jean Etzel , FEMA , inspector general , cybersecurity , financial systems , FFMIA , Meg Beasley

Wednesday - 06/30/2010, 06:51am EDT

Rep. Lofgren wants contractors to fill cyber void

As agencies try to hire hundreds of trained cybersecurity experts in the coming years, there are questions about whether that need can be met. Some observers wonder whether there really are enough cybersecurity workers.

Tags: contracting , technology , cybersecurity , management , Greg Schaffer , Zoe Lofgren , OMB , OPM , Stan Soloway , PSC , Hord Tipton , ISC2 , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 06/30/2010, 06:46am EDT
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DHS wants trained cybersecurity workers ASAP

Where will they come from?

Tags: DorobekInsider , Max Cacas , cybersecurity , best practices

Tuesday - 06/29/2010, 06:55pm EDT
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Senator has reservations about cybersecurity bill

Learn more in today's cybersecurity update.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , DorobekInsider , Kit Bond , Leon Panetta , CIA ,

Tuesday - 06/29/2010, 01:58pm EDT

OMB vows to end out of control IT projects

The administration issues two new memos focusing on all IT projects and specifically on financial management systems. OMB will issue guidance in the next month detailing how they will evaluate which programs are at most risk. OMB's Zients says programs worth more than $10 billion are significantly off track in cost, schedule or both.

Tags: technology , management , Jeff Zients , Vivek Kundra , Danny Werfel , Tom Carper , Susan Collins , Peter Orszag , OMB , VA , Energy , financial systems , project management , IT oversight , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 06/29/2010, 07:05am EDT
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Analyst: border security deserves more funding

While some are saying border security is at an all-time low, others are saying it's never been better. What's really going on? We ask Steve Atkiss, a former Chief of Staff of CBP, for his thoughts.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , Steve Atkiss , Command Consulting Group , border security , Suzanne Kubota

Friday - 06/25/2010, 10:40am EDT
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DHS IG testfies about US-CERT shortcomings

Learn more in today's cybersecurity update.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , US-CERT , DorobekInsider

Friday - 06/18/2010, 05:57pm EDT

Critical tests to decide future of DHS's virtual fence

CBP to implement and evaluate technologies at two sites in Arizona this year to see how well SBINet works and whether to continue deploying the technology. These tests are part of Secretary Napolitano's assessment of SBINet's value. Lawmakers remain pessimistic that the program can get back on track.

Tags: technology , Mark Borkowski , Chris Carney , Henry Cuellar , Randy Hite , House Homeland Security Committee , CBP , GAO , Boeing , border security , SBINet , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/18/2010, 06:49am EDT
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DHS women convene inaugural diversity forum

Women who work for the federal government, like their private sector counterparts, face unique challenges in balancing their personal lives with their careers. For the first time in its 6-year history, the Department of Homeland Security convened a diversity forum designed to give agency women an opportunity to discuss common challenges.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , Vicki Brooks , CHCO , White House Council on Women and Girls , Barack Obama , Max Cacas , Rachel Stevens

Friday - 06/18/2010, 06:22am EDT
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