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Officials: No known link to terrorism in DC power outages

D.C. Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management spokeswoman Robyn Johnson says about 8,000 customers in Washington were affected Tuesday afternoon.

Tags: power outage , Pepco , management , Robyn Johnson , Sean Kelly , federal buildings

Tuesday - 04/07/2015, 01:43pm EDT

Second protest further delays DHS cyber program

HP Enterprise Services submitted a protest to the Government Accountability Office on March 9 of the $29 million award to Knowledge Consulting Group under task order 2.

Tags: Technology , acquisition , contracting , industry , HP Enterprise Services , Knowledge Consulting Group , GSA , continuous diagnostics and mitigation program , Jason Miller

Friday - 04/03/2015, 03:07pm EDT

DHS trying to smooth the integration of cloud, network security programs

The Homeland Security Department and the FedRAMP program management office released a draft crosswalk between the cloud cybersecurity program and the Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) initiative. The goal is to make it easier for federal workers to access their network and apps securely through mobile devices.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , cloud computing , Trusted Internet Connections , FedRAMP , industry , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/02/2015, 10:00am EDT

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: OFPP procurement reform; IT oversight at DHS; longtime execs retire

In this week's edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller examines the unintended consequences of 1990s procurement reform and how OFPP plans to address them. Plus, multiple congressmen crack down on duplication issues at the Department of Homeland Security. Also in this edition, what's behind the retirement of a long-time CIO at Education and a procurement executive at Veterans Affairs?

Tags: Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller , OFPP , acquisition , acquisition reform , Anne Rung , Will Hurd , Congress , information technology , Jerry Williams , Education Department , Glenn Haggstrom , Veterans Affairs

Monday - 03/30/2015, 04:15am EDT
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House unveils cyber bill and signals bipartisan compromise

House intelligence committee leaders unveiled a bipartisan cybersecurity bill Tuesday amid signs of broad agreement on long-sought legislation that would allow private companies to share with the government details of how they are hacked.

Tags: Cybersecurity , House , Adam Schiff , Devin Nunes , NSA , Technology

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 02:40pm EDT

Homeland Security No. 2 accused of improper influence

Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas helped efforts to secure the visas in ways that created the appearance of favoritism and special access, the DHS IG said Tuesday.

Tags: inspector general , Alejandro Mayorkas , Oversight

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 03:16am EDT

House bill offers liability protection for information sharing

New bill to strengthen information sharing is a top legislative priority for House Homeland Security Committee.

Tags: House , Congress , Cybersecurity , Michael McCaul , NCCIC , House Homeland Security Committee , Sean McCalley

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 06:32pm EDT

Christine Lee, Program Manager, S&T First Responders Group, DHS

Law enforcement, ambulance and fire: Dispatchers using a base station to communicate with first-responders in the field can now upgrade and reconfigure their system for less than $500. The Radio Internet-Protocol Communications Module (RIC-M) could save an agency as much as $15,000 to replace an entire system. Christine Lee is the program manager for the Science and Technology First Responders Group at Homeland Security. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the device and what DHS is doing with it.

Tags: Christine Lee , Technology , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 03/18/2015, 09:53am EDT
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FBI land swap concerns dominate GSA budget hearing

The plan to swap the FBI's current building in downtown Washington for an as-yet-unnamed site in the metro region is causing consternation on Capitol Hill. Some members used a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing to share their concerns with GSA's new leader, Denise Turner Roth.

Tags: Denise Turner Roth , GSA , FBI , Public Buildings Service , federal buildings , Ander Crenshaw , budget , St. Elizabeths Hospital , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 05:35pm EDT

David Olive, Principal, Catalyst Partners

A bipartisan group of senators is finished waiting for the White House to nominate someone to lead the Transportation Security Administration. Five senators ask President Barack Obama in a letter to appoint someone as administrator of TSA. David Olive is principal at Catalyst Partners, and moderator of The Washington Homeland Security Roundtable. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the solutions to openings at the Homeland Security Department should be easy to find.

Tags: David Olive , Catalyst Partners , TSA , In Depth

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 04:26pm EDT
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