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TSA nominee faces Senate scrutiny

President Obama's nominee to head the Transportation Security Administration had his confirmation hearing in the Senate yesterday. Lawmakers used the hearing as an opportunity to get answers about some lingering concerns over one of the most visible arms of the Department of Homeland Security.

Tags: mngt , TSA , Errol Southers , Jay Rockefeller , John Thune , Senate Commerce Science and Transportation Committ , Max Cacas

Friday - 10/16/2009, 06:46am EDT
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GAO weighs in on DHS's EEO progress

Tags: GAO , EEO , Yvonne Jones

Thursday - 10/15/2009, 06:05pm EDT
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CIO Council taskforce to change security metrics

New group is developing performance measures that are based on outcomes. OMB has set a November deadline for a draft of the metrics that will be reviewed by government and industry. DHS says the governmentwide focus to improve cybersecurity is on standards, metrics and authentication.

Tags: technology , Bruce McConnell , John Streufert , OMB , State , CIO Council , NIST , cybersecurity , Performance measures , Consensus Audit Guidelines

Friday - 10/02/2009, 05:02pm EDT

DHS enters final round of Quadrennial Homeland Security Review

Officials today announced that the review, which is being conducted mostly online and using Web 2.0 collaborative tools, is succeeding beyond their expectations.

Tags: security , QHSR , Alan Cohn , Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Strategi , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 09/30/2009, 05:13pm EDT
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Federal Protective Service enhances security of government buildings

The Federal Protective Service has been upgrading security plans in the wake of a summer GAO report that detailed critical gaps in the system. The director tells FederalNewsRadio about some of the changes.

Tags: mngt , GAO , ICE , FPS , Gary Schenkel

Wednesday - 09/30/2009, 03:03pm EDT
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DHS mandates department-wide telework, COOP review this week

With numerous cases suggesting the spread of swine flu on college campuses in recent weeks, medical experts continue to recommend preparation for a possible H1N1 pandemic this fall. The Undersecretary of Management for one of the largest Federal departments is ordering agencies to test teleworkers' abilities to work away from the office and review other continuity-of-operations planning all this week.

Tags: mngt , telework , COOP , H1N1 , swine flu , Elaine Duke , OPM , Max Cacas

Monday - 09/21/2009, 07:06am EDT
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