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DHS revs up its part of the cyber executive order

Phyllis Schneck, the deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity at DHS, said the department will release a voluntary cyber program on Feb. 14 as part of the deliverables under President Barack Obama's 2013 Executive Order. Schneck said among her top priorities is to continue to build a trust relationship with the assorted public and private sector stakeholders.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Phyllis Schneck , NIST , executive order , cyber framework , Einstein 3 , continuous diagnostics and mitigation , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/31/2014, 04:11am EST
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DHS satisfied with privacy safeguards in new data sharing programs

Early pilots in DHS information sharing project appears to show that bureau-level IT systems built decades ago can share information with one another, and also protect against data privacy problems.

Tags: technology , information sharing , Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee , Rebecca Richards , Jared Serbu

Monday - 02/03/2014, 04:02am EST
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DHS prevails in the first of many EAGLE II protests

The Government Accountability Office Monday denied the protest of ICF International, saying DHS' "evaluation was reasonable and in accord with the terms of the solicitation."

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , GAO , ICF , Eagle II , IT services , bid protest , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/04/2014, 03:34am EST

Size of civilian federal workforce increases, but more feds eligible to retire

The departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security account for 94 percent of the growth in the number of civilian employees within the federal workforce, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Tags: GAO , workforce , DoD , Veterans Affairs , retirement , pay and benefits , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 01/30/2014, 02:03pm EST
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DHS plan to protect critical infrastructure goes beyond cybersecurity

Last month the Homeland Security Department published its updated National Infrastructure Protection Plan, a governmentwide framework for securing critical infrastructure on a wide scale. The aim of the updated plan is to make all sectors of critical infrastructure more "resilient" -- better able to absorb and recover from natural disasters, terrorist attacks, cyber intrusions and other adverse conditions.

Tags: NIPP , critical infrastructure , Bob Kolasky , Bill Anderson , Kerry Thomas , Ernie Edgar , Jason Miller , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Jack Moore

Friday - 01/31/2014, 02:26pm EST
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Shuffling chairs in senior IT positions

New CIO at EPA; GSA gets another OMB detailee.

Tags: EPA , Barack Obama , Ann Dunkin , Reggie Brothers , Dominic Sale , people , GSA , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Friday - 01/31/2014, 02:42pm EST

DHS management chief Borras to return to private sector

Rafael Borras, the undersecretary for management at the Homeland Security Department, is stepping down after almost four years on the job.

Tags: people , Rafael Borras , management , Chris Cummiskey , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 01/30/2014, 02:28pm EST

New leadership at DHS cracks down on overtime abuse at CBP

Union and CBP officials call for reform of outdated OT pay system, saying the purpose of Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime was misinterpreted.

Tags: workforce , management , Catherine Emerson , Jeh Johnson , Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee , John Tester , Carolyn Lerner , OSC , National Border Patrol Council , Brandon Judd , Ronald Vitiello , CBP , administratively uncontrollable overtime , pay and benefits , Lauren Larson

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 02:28pm EST
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Recognizing the contributions of a long-time homeland security official

Charlie Bartoldus retired from federal service after almost 35 years.

Tags: Charlie Bartoldus , Kshemendra Paul , people , White House , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Friday - 01/17/2014, 02:16pm EST

DHS' McCormack named vice-chairman of CIO Council

McCormack will help bridge the political and career technology managers, especially as the Obama administration and Congress take on IT and acquisition reform in the wake of the HealthCare.gov debacle.

Tags: people , technology , Luke McCormack , CIO Council , OMB , Steve VanRoekel , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 03:08pm EST
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