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DHS Secretary Johnson baffled by 'absurd' budget conversation

A vote in the Senate could come as early as Thursday on a bill that would fund the Homeland Security Department beyond this Friday. If passed, the bill would still have to clear the House, before being sent to the President's desk. While Congress was busy making moves Wednesday, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson went on the offensive to ensure Congress doesn't shut down his department. 30,000 DHS workers would be sent home and the trickle-down effect on state and local governments and law enforcement organizations would worsen if Congress doesn't pass a bill, Johnson said.

Tags: budget , Jeh Johnson , Congress , shutdown , John Boehner , Bennie Thompson , Ron Johnson , Jason Miller , workforce , Tom Ridge , Michael Chertoff

Wednesday - 02/25/2015, 12:31pm EST

Administration's cyber sharing proposal a 'policy puzzle,' not a panacea

DHS officials tell Congress that while liability protections are key to encouraging companies to share cyber threat data with federal agencies, the department must also work to earn their trust. It must also work through a "policy puzzle" regarding roles and responsibilities surrounding information sharing.

Tags: White House , Congress , Cybersecurity , NCCIC , NPPD , Suzanne Spaulding , Phyllis Schneck , Curtis Clawson , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 02/26/2015, 09:22am EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

In its latest legislative proposal on cybersecurity, the White House argues for liability protections for companies who agree to share cyber threat information with the government and with each other. But the Department of Homeland Security admits that solving those legal questions won't mean companies will automatically open their doors to the data the government wants. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the details.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Cybersecurity , In Depth , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 02/25/2015, 05:29pm EST
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Heidi Burakiewicz, Partner, Mehri & Skalet PLLC

Stop us if you've heard this before. Congress, divided over policy, threatens to let funding lapse for federal agencies. That would cause furloughs for some, and working without pay for others. The last time it happened, federal employees had grounds for a lawsuit over violations of labor law. Could it happen again for Homeland Security employees? As part of this week's Legal Loop, Heidi Burakiewicz, a partner at the law firm Mehri & Skalet, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with some answers.

Tags: Heidi Burakiewicz , Mehri & Skalet PLLC , Legal Loop , Federal Drive , shutdown , budget , furloughs , Congress

Thursday - 02/26/2015, 09:11am EST
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DHS on the brink of partial shutdown: Lessons from those who were there

Former DHS leaders say you don't need a shutdown to harm the department. The threat of a partial shutdown is enough to lower employees' morale and slow down progress.

Tags: continuing resolution , Rafael Borras , Chris Cummiskey , Jeh Johnson , Congress , shutdown , budget , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 05:54pm EST
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DHS shutdown twofer: Burning money and morale at the same time

Former DHS chief human capital officer Jeff Neal talks about the real costs behind shutting down an agency.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ChiefHRO.com , shutdown , management , morale , workforce , budget , commentary

Wednesday - 02/25/2015, 12:01pm EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Secretary of Homeland Security and two of his predecessors are calling on lawmakers to remove the politics from the debate over funding the department. Jeh Johnson, the current DHS secretary, and Michael Chertoff and Tom Ridge, DHS leaders under former President George W. Bush, berated the decision of Congress to tie DHS funding to the immigration debate. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the latest with impending partial DHS shutdown and what it will mean to agency employees and contractors.

Tags: Jason Miller , shutdown , budget , Congress , Jeh Johnson , In Depth

Wednesday - 02/25/2015, 05:41pm EST
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DHS: New cyber threat center is not strictly about cyber

The forthcoming Cyber Threat Intelligence Center would not only serve as a centralized hub for cyber intelligence, but also would fuse cyber information with other intelligence sources and serve as a central point for declassifying secret data about cyber threats.

Tags: Cybersecurity , Suzanne Spaulding , Cyber Threat Intelligence Center , National Counterterrorism Center , Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations , New America Foundation , Information sharing , Technology , Industry , Critical infrastructure , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/25/2015, 04:20am EST
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