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Senators suggest scrapping virtual fence

The virtual fence, better known as SBInet, was originally proposed by the Bush Administration to monitor the southern U.S. border with Mexico. But now, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are quickly losing patience with a project that has had a troubled history, while hemorrhaging hundreds of millions of dollars in costs.

Tags: management , CBP , Alan Bersin , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Joseph Lieberman , John McCain , Jon Kyl , Janet Napolitano , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 04/21/2010, 07:08am EDT
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Innovation takes flight on TSA blog

There's a blog, sponsored by the Transportation Security Administration, to facilitate an ongoing dialogue on innovations in security, technology and the checkpoint screening process. Kristin Lee, Assistant Administrator in the Office of Communications and Public Affairs, explains.

Tags: technology , innovation , blog , social media , TSA , Kristin Lee

Tuesday - 04/20/2010, 10:41am EDT
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Open government used for Quadrennial Homeland Security Review

The Department of Homeland Security and the National Academy of Public Administration teamed up to create the document; NAPA has released a report about how they did.

Tags: management , technology , open government , NAPA , Lena Trudeau , Open Government Initiative , Quadriennial Homeland Security Review

Monday - 04/19/2010, 03:44pm EDT
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Agencies engage citizens with social collaboration

Agencies across the federal government are embracing the tools of social collaboration to become more accessible to citizens. An IT industry group that includes many federal IT officials heard from three of the top government experts in the field.

Tags: newsstand , technology , social collaboration , social networking , gsa , Dave McClure , CDC , Janice Nall , USDA , Amanda Eamich , QHSR , Elizabeth Olmo , AFFIRM , President Obama , Max Cacas

Friday - 04/16/2010, 06:55am EDT
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DoD Cyber Command will take a defensive posture

Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander tells lawmakers that the organization "will not militarize cyberspace." He also details how the Cyber Command will help DHS protect .gov and .com networks. Senate Armed Services Members say Alexander is well-qualified to lead the command.

Tags: Cybersecurity , security , technology , management , Keith Alexander , Joseph Lieberman , John McCain , Howard Schmidt , DoD , U.S. Cyber Command , NSA , DISA , cyber war

Friday - 04/16/2010, 07:02am EDT
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Rep. Thompson: Federal Protective Service must do better

GAO officials told a House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday that FPS has repeatedly failed to manage its contract workforce and should consider other approaches to protecting federal buildings. Rep. Bennie Thompson joins us with details.

Tags: mngt , contracting , Bennie Thompson , building security , FPS , GAO , Congressional Spotlight

Thursday - 04/15/2010, 11:10am EDT
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New safety standards for federal facilities released

The Department of Homeland Security has been working for some time to bring together a set of security standards for all types of federal facilities.

Tags: management , homeland security , national security , Federal building security , Sue Armstrong

Wednesday - 04/14/2010, 04:01pm EDT
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CBP project comes in on time, on budget

The Departments of Homeland Security and State have jointly implemented the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) for land and sea travel, strengthening security along our northern and southern borders by requiring more secure forms of documentation and proof of citizenship. Office of Information Technology director, Chris Milowic, brings us up to speed.

Tags: mngt , technology , CBP , Chris Milowic , Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative

Wednesday - 04/14/2010, 10:40am EDT
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OMB to set new real property policy

Controller Danny Werfel says agencies have been developing inventories and now it's time to get rid of unneeded real estate. OMB also preparing to kick off cloud computing certification program. And administration's performance management portal under development.

Tags: IRMCO 2010 , management , technology , Danny Werfel , Vivek Kundra , Shelley Metzenbaum , OMB , gsa , DoD , Treasury , FDA , real property , improper payments , cloud computing , FedRAMP , performance measurement

Tuesday - 04/13/2010, 06:52am EDT
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DISA's Stempfley heading to DHS's cybersecurity division

DHS also will make Randy Vickers the permanent head of U.S. CERT. Stempfley would become the first permanent NCSD director since 2007. The division's oversight of federal civilian networks is growing more important with Einstein and TIC initiative.

Tags: technology , Bobbi Stempfley , Cornelius Tate , Peter Fonash , Randy Vickers , DISA , U.S. CERT , Mischel Kwon , RSA , Cybersecurity

Friday - 04/09/2010, 03:03pm EDT
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