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The Homeland Security Department alerted employees in its headquarters office, and its Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement components that a vendor processing background investigations may have exposed personal data. DHS emphasizes there is no evidence of any lost or stolen information.
The administration is expected to release a new directive in the coming weeks to update Circular A-127, which defines how agencies operate their financial systems. The new guidance is expected to open the market up to vendors and make it easier for agencies to transition to shared service providers.
Nick Nayak, Kevin Boshears, and Peter Ko from the Department of Homeland Security will discuss how strategic sourcing has helped the agency achieve its small business goals.
May 14, 2013
Tags: acquisition , contracting , Nick Nayak , Kevin Boshears , small and disadvantaged business , small business , SBA , strategic sourcing , strategic sourcing program office , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf
Three Department of Homeland Security components are testing how ongoing authorizations work. The Office of Management and Budget is drafting a memo to require agencies to change from approving the cybersecurity of systems every three years to a more regular oversight schedule.
Tags: technology , Jeff Eisensmith , OMB , Coast Guard , Mark Powell , Larry DeNayer , Citizenship and Immigration Services , cybersecurity , continuous monitoring , ongoing authorizations , ACT-IAC , Jason Miller
After taking administrative leave for nearly two months, Richard Spires has decided to step down as chief information officer of the Homeland Security Department.
Mid-career employees are a scarcity in government. While agencies are awash with employees at the early career stage and those with 20-plus years of federal service, there aren't enough in the middle stages, and that has federal managers worried. Agencies like EPA and HUD are taking matters into their own hands. Both are launching new efforts aimed at keeping mid-career feds from leaving government for the private sector.
The Homeland Security Department released a draft performance work statement to vendors. The draft PWS details DHS' needs to use HSPD-12 cards for computer network and building access.
One of three college students arrested Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombings case was allowed to return to the United States from Kazakhstan in January despite not having a valid student visa.
Inside the Reporter's Notebook: Communication breakdown over FITARA? Lawmaker wants answers from DHS
News and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed this week.
Tags: technology , Joe Jordan , Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act , Rich Beutel , Richard Spires , Bennie Thompson , House Homeland Security Committee , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , OFPP , OMB , Margie Graves , cybersecurity , Andy Ozment , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller , Exclusive