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USCIS expands the E-Verify toolbox

A trio of initiatives have been announced to strengthen the efficiency and accuracy of the E-Verify system.

Tags: security , mngt , interagency cooperation , DoJ , E-verify , USCIS , Gerri Ratliff , best practices

Thursday - 03/25/2010, 10:30am EDT
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New standards for federal building security coming

Interagency Security Committee submitted a three-part standard to OMB for review. This new guidance would give agencies a standard approach to developing comprehensive security plans. But some lawmakers say the committee doesn't have enough authority and wants legislation to create minimum building security standards.

Tags: mngt , Stephen Lynch , Eleanor Holmes-Norton , Sue Armstrong , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , FPS , Federal Protective Service , GSA , David Wright , AFGE , building security , physical security , workplace safety , security

Wednesday - 03/17/2010, 07:12am EDT
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CSIS explains the rise of domestic radicals

FIVE events during the fall of 2009 thrust concerns over "homegrown" terrorism—or extremist violence perpetrated by U.S. legal residents and citizens—into public view. A new CSIS report examines these five cases, situating them within the context of recent U.S. efforts to address domestic radicalization.

Tags: security , CSIS , Rick Nelson , workplace safety , IRS , Pentagon , mngt

Friday - 03/12/2010, 10:40am EST
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Analyst: TSA pick can't come soon enough

President Barack Obama said he wants a former senior Army official with a career in intelligence to lead the Transportation Security Administration. The president announced his choice, retired Maj. Gen. Robert Harding, on Monday.

Tags: TSA , mngt , Robert Harding , Randall Larsen , Institute for Homeland Security

Tuesday - 03/09/2010, 09:08am EST
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DHS ready to share insight under Open Government Initiative

The Administration has set four goals for its Open Government effort, calling them the "cornerstone of an open government."

Tags: mngt , transparency , Chris Cummiskey , leadership , best practices , homeland security

Monday - 03/01/2010, 09:40am EST
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OMB taking a deeper look at data centers

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra will sign a memo requiring agencies to do another, more detailed survey of their data centers. Agencies also are working on a department-wide plan to consolidate these buildings.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , Van Hitch , Richard Spires , Michael Duffy , OMB , Treasury , Justice , CIO Council , AFCEA , data center consolidation , cloud computing

Friday - 02/26/2010, 02:15pm EST
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DHS Bottoms Up Review stymies lawmakers

With a headcount of contractors who work for one of the largest federal agencies in hand yesterday, Sen. Joseph Lieberman (ID-Conn.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, began a review of the DHS fiscal year 2011 proposed budget.

Tags: FY 2011 budget , mngt , Bennie Thompson , House Homeland Security Committee , Congress

Friday - 02/26/2010, 10:12am EST

Napolitano blames hiring process for DHS contractor glut

There are more contractors than federal employees working at the Department of Homeland Security. Sec. Napolitano blames a federal hiring process that takes too long and costs too much.

Tags: mngt , P&B , Janet Napolitano , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Joseph Lieberman , federal hiring , hiring process , Max Cacas

Thursday - 02/25/2010, 06:59am EST
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TSA managers to get secret intel

Transportation Security Officers are going to receive secret intelligence feeds so they can stop terrorists before they board airplanes. How will this work and will it slow down security lines even more?

Tags: mngt , security , TSA , TSO , Randall Larsen , Institute for Homeland Security

Friday - 02/19/2010, 10:40am EST
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