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DHS renews SBINet contract with Boeing despite shortcomings

DHS and Boeing understand that they must show successes in 2010 or risk major changes to the initiative. Lawmakers express frustration over lack of progress after three years, $1.1 billion.

Tags: contracting , technology , Mark Borkowski , Richard Stana , Bennie Thompson , Loretta Sanchez , Christopher Carney , DHS , CBP , GAO , Boeing , Timothy Peters , Secure Border Initiative , SBINet

Friday - 09/18/2009, 07:04am EDT
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DHS deciding on future of SBInet

The border security program continues to experience delays. Secretary Napolitano calls for reassessment to make sure program is meeting agency's needs. DHS will not move forward with any new SBInet deployments in the near future.

Tags: security , technology , Mark Borkowski , Janet Napolitano , Bennie Thompson , Mark Souder , DHS , CBP , Boeing , Heritage Foundation , Jena Baker-McNeil , SBINet , border security

Friday - 01/22/2010, 06:59am EST
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Beckstrom resignation reverberates on Hill

Lawmakers renew call for White House oversight of all cybersecurity

Tags: technology , Rod Beckstrom , Bennie Thompson , Yvette Clarke , Dave Powner , DHS , GAO , White House , OMB , NSA , National Cybersecurity Center , Oracle , Netwitness , Mary Ann Davidson , Amit Yoran , cybersecurity

Wednesday - 03/11/2009, 07:19am EDT
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Rank-and-file FPS officers speak out on federal facility security woes

Studies by the Government Accountability Office have uncovered serious shortcomings in security provided at the nation's federal office buildings. But what do Federal security officials and the contract security companies they employ think about solutions to the long-festering problem of building security? Here's Part Two of our coverage of recent House Homeland Security oversight hearings on the Federal Protective Service.

Tags: newsstand , Federal Protective Service , Bennie Thompson , Rand Beers , Department of Homeland Security , David Wright , American Federation of Government Employees , Steve Amitay , National Association of Security Companies , Max Cacas

Monday - 11/23/2009, 06:23am EST
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House panel uncovers surprise on fed building security

It might surprise you to learn that neither the Federal Protective Service, nor contract security guards, is the final word on security in your federal building. A House panel learned that so-called "local security committees" have unusual power to set what can and cannot come into a building, and even the power to veto security recommendations from the FPS. Officials say they're working to fix that.

Tags: newsstand , Federal Protective Service , Bennie Thompson , Max Cacas

Thursday - 11/19/2009, 07:03am EST
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New House chair oversees DoD cybersecurity

There's a new chair in charge of a key House subcommittee that has, among its other responsiblities, cybersecurity, primarily in a military context. California Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D.) recently discussed her new responsibilities during the recent AFCEA Homeland Security Conference.

Tags: newsstand , AFCEA Homeland Security Conference , cybersecurity , Loretta Sanchez , Google , House Armed Services Committee , DoD , Defense ,

Monday - 03/15/2010, 06:59am EDT
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