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Lawmakers question DHS' awards under the EAGLE II contract

Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, and Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), chairman of the subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency, wrote a letter to DHS Chief Procurement Officer Nick Nayak earlier this week questioning the agency's entire solicitation process.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , DHS , Eagle II , IT services , Mike McCaul , Jeff Duncan , STG , Nick Nayak , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/11/2013, 03:56am EST

Federal building security at risk due to lax training, oversight

A new report from the Government Accountability Office fueled a House subcommittee hearing that revealed security concerns regarding the training and certification of contract guards employed by the Federal Protective Service.

Tags: DoD , DHS , House , Aaron Alexis , Navy Yard shooting , GAO , Jeff Duncan , FPS , Eric Patterson , Mark Goldstein , Greg Marshall , security , Michael OConnell ,

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 02:33pm EDT
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DHS, DoD asking OMB for sequestration reprogramming authority

Homeland Security, Defense and USDA are asking the Office of Management and Budget for the ability to reprogram agency funds to soften the blow of sequestration. DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said the agency must cut $3 billion by Sept. 30 and every mission, contract and person will be impacted in some way. She said the Coast Guard already is feeling the impact of the cuts in mission areas.

Tags: budget , DHS , Janet Napolitano , DoD , Labor , Jon Etherton , Etherton and Associates , Coalition for Government Procurement , cybersecurity , St. Elizabeths , DHS headquarters , workforce , Jason Miller , sequestration

Friday - 04/19/2013, 05:50am EDT
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DHS underscores efforts to battle corruption

The Customs and Border Protection directorate wants to weed out agents who "go bad" years into their careers, using more lie detector tests. Background checks at the Transportation Security Administration have kept more than 5,000 potentially bad actors from joining the TSA workforce. At Immigration and Customs Enforcement, leaders emphasize the importance of employee outreach and education to prevent corruption.

Tags: corruption , oversight , management , ICE , CBP , DHS , Thomas Winkowski , James Duncan , Timothy Moynihan , Michael McCaul , Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations and Management , ethics , Ruben Gomez

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 05:00am EDT
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Rep. Walsh: Eliminating wasteful software licenses 'simple' way to save

An amendment to the 2012 Homeland Security Department's authorization bill would require the DHS CIO to tighten spending on and better inventory the software licenses the department purchases. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), who introduced the amendment, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss his proposal.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Joe Walsh , DHS , IT , technology , Congress , House ,

Wednesday - 01/04/2012, 09:36pm EST
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DoD saving CBP's bottom line

A Defense Department program to share military equipment with federal, state and local agencies could ease budget pressure at the Homeland Security Department. Already, Customs and Border Protection has used military drones and radar-equipped airships to track drug smugglers and human traffickers.

Tags: CBP , DHS , DoD , GAO , SBINet , budget , Paul Stockton , Candice Miller , Richard Stana , Mark Borkowski , Ruben Gomez

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 05:38pm EST
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Bill calls for pilot program with federalized guards

Congressman Dent sponsors legislation to test bringing security personnel in house at high security facilities. Bill also would increase oversight by the Federal Protective Service and create guard training standards.

Tags: management , Charles Dent , Bennie Thompson , Federal Protective Service , GAO , Federal building security

Monday - 04/19/2010, 02:14pm EDT

McNamara to leave role as head of information sharing

Latest report details progress made over last year to improve collaboration around terrorism data.

Tags: management , Thomas McNamara , Information Sharing Environment , State , information sharing , reciprocity

Monday - 07/27/2009, 04:02pm EDT
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