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DHS cyber programs to ‘grind to a halt' if 2015 funding lapses

Andy Ozment, the assistant secretary of the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications within the National Protections and Programs Directorate (NPPD), said the continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) and Einstein 3A programs would be "gravely" affected if Congress doesn't pass DHS funding bill by Feb. 28.

Tags: management , cybersecurity , Congress , budget , shutdown , Andy Ozment , Continuous diagnostics and mitigation , Einstein 3A , American Bar Association

Friday - 02/20/2015, 01:00pm EST

Federal legislative roundtable discussion

Jason Briefel hosts a roundtable discussion of the top federal issues, including DHS funding and the federal employee pay raise.
February 20, 2015

Tags: workforce , Jason Briefel , Jessica Klement , NARFE , Jenny Mattingley , Senior Executives Assocation , Maureen Gilman , NTEU , Congress , budget battle , federal pay raise , Shaw Bransford and Roth , Long Term Care Partners , FLTCIP , LTCFEDS.com

Friday - 02/20/2015, 05:22pm EST
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CIO Council to approve one standard for mobile app vetting

The Defense Department's National Information Assurance Partnership's (NIAP) protection profile will be the governmentwide standard for agencies to use when ensuring the security of mobile apps. The Mobile Technology Tiger Team recommended the NIAP approach because of the collaboration and coordination across government and with industry.

Tags: technology , mobile computing , Derived credentials , cybersecurity , Rob Palmer , Jeanne Peterson , National Information Assurance Partnership , NIST , Tom Karygiannis , Greg Youst , DoD , DISA , Mike McCarty , HSPD-12 , MobileGov , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/19/2015, 04:02am EST

David North, Senior Fellow, Center for Immigration Studies

U.S. Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have new orders for dealing with illegal immigrants. Under the President's immigration plan, agents are supposed to ask illegal immigrants if they might qualify for deferred deportation. And now Homeland Security has furnished immigrants with three complaint hotlines they can call if they feel they're treated unfairly. There's one for Customs and Border Protection, one for Immigration and Customs Enforcement and one for Citizenship and Immigration Services. David North, a senior fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain how this can all possibly work.

Tags: David North , Center for Immigration Studies , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , CBP , immigration , ICE , CIS ,

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 09:07am EST
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Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International

A political stalemate in the Senate means the Homeland Security Department is inching closer to a shutdown in 11 days. That would mean most agency employees would still go to work and not get paid. Jeff Neal is Senior Vice President of ICF International, and former Chief Human Capital Officer of the Homeland Security Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared more details on what a shutdown would mean for the agency's employees.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ICF International , In Depth

Monday - 02/16/2015, 04:23pm EST
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Boehner raises possibility of Homeland Security shutdown

House Speaker John Boehner is raising the possibility that the Department of Homeland Security may shut down at month's end because of a budget impasse, and blaming Senate Democrats if that happens.

Tags: John Boehner , budget

Monday - 02/16/2015, 03:18am EST

Matt Hummer, Director of Analytics, Govini

Homeland Security officials and their many constituencies are wondering how Congress will resolve the department's budget tug of war. Secretary Jeh Johnson has testified a funding lapse would result in 30,000 furloughs. Another fallout would be a slowdown in cybersecurity spending. Matt Hummer, director of analytics at the data firm Govini, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin in studio with more on that possibility.

Tags: Matt Hummer , Govini , Federal Drive , cybersecurity , budget

Friday - 02/13/2015, 09:14am EST
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DHS shutdown, furloughs dominate subcommittee hearing

A House subcommittee hosted a hearing Thursday to discuss emerging threats and technologies, but the topic that dominated conversation was whether the Homeland Security Department would be funded after Feb. 27.

Tags: House , House Homeland Security Committee , House Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies , cybersecurity , budget , cromnibus , continuing resolution , Bennie Thompson , Secret Service , CBP , furloughs , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 02/12/2015, 06:12pm EST

OMB reaffirms cyber oversight role

Grant Schneider, a federal cybersecurity adviser within OMB, said the new E-Gov Cyber Unit will play a key role in how the Office of Electronic Government and Information Technology analyzes agency progress in protecting their systems. DHS and GSA will award the second task order under the continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program in the coming weeks, which will provide integration services with tools and the agencywide dashboards.

Tags: technology , Grant Schneider , OMB , GSA , Continuous diagnostics and mitigation program , cybersecurity , Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board , Michael Daniel , E-Gov Cyber Unit , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 02/12/2015, 03:46am EST
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30K furloughs imminent if Congress can't pass DHS spending bill

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said he will have to furlough at least 30,000 employees if Congress doesn't pass a spending bill to cover DHS funding beyond Feb. 27.

Tags: budget , continuing resolution , Jeh Johnson , Chip Fulgram , Sean McCalley , Congress

Monday - 02/09/2015, 01:36pm EST
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