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Like all U.S. citizens, federal employees' rights are protected under the First Amendment. But when their private lives conflict with their agency's mission, it's another story. DHS employee Ayo Kimathi's racist website is a case in point.
In her farewall remarks Tuesday, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said security improvements have made the U.S. safer. She will leave her position Sept. 6.
An employee who runs a racist website predicting and advocating a race war has been put on paid administrative leave. His website criticizes whites, gays, those of mixed race, and blacks who integrate with whites.
The Defense chief information officer is expected to update one directive to expand the number and type of devices that must meet the military's cybersecurity requirements. The Pentagon also will issue a second revised directive to move DoD closer to civilian agencies around risk management of IT systems.
Eight cutting-edge technologies developed by the government are being shown off this week to venture capitalists and investors in Silicon Valley, with the hope of attracting someone to take the applications to market.
Phyllis Schneck is the new deputy undersecretary of cybersecurity in the National Protection and Programs Directorate at DHS. She replaces Mark Weatherford, who left in April.
DHS awards 17 vendors a spot on the continuous diagnostics and mitigation contract. Agencies can now access a common set of tools and services to improve how they monitor and secure their computer networks.
Federal officials say the budget environment — with or without sequestration — is leading agencies to come to grips with the idea that no matter how much they cut, no matter how much they work to become more efficient, they still will not have enough people or money to get everything done. The goal is to install discipline and data into the decision making process.
Customs and Border Protection's P-3 aircraft are important parts of the agency's work along the southern border of the United States to stop drugs coming into the country.