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FPS ramps up reform efforts, again

Eric Patterson, director of the Federal Protective Service, said at a recent hearing that reworking the agency's current reform programs will help to improve past issues of training, communication and security.

Tags: security , hiring , DHS , FPS , SECURE Facilities Act , ramp , facility security , federal buildings , Eric Patterson , Mark Goldstein , training , management , Courtney Thompson

Monday - 07/18/2011, 01:23pm EDT

Pistole defends collective bargaining rights for TSA

Administrator said it will help employee morale and will not negatively impact security. Lawmakers wanted assurances that if employees would go on strike, Pistole would fire them.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , John Pistole , Mike Rogers , Mo Brooks , Bennie Thompson , Danny Davis , TSA , FRLA , collective bargaining , Best Places to Work survey , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/11/2011, 07:19am EST
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Napolitano: Einstein 3 coming in 2011

DHS is in the final stages of deploying version 2 of Einstein across the government, and already is making plans for version 3.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Janet Napolitano , DHS , technology , management , Peter King , Bennie Thompson , George Washington University , cybersecurity , TWIC , terrorism alert system , Supply chain security , Einstein , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/28/2011, 02:44pm EST

DHS readies new tools to combat cyber attacks

Secretary Janet Napolitano said the Einstein 3 software will be deployed across the government to detect and disrupt malicious cyber activity. Cybersecurity among the hot topics Napolitano highlighted during her State of Homeland Security address.

Tags: technology , management , Janet Napolitano , DHS , Peter King , Bennie Thompson , George Washington University , cybersecurity , TWIC , terrorism alert system , Supply chain security , Einstein , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/28/2011, 07:04am EST
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King would increase DHS oversight if named chairman

In the next few weeks, House Republicans will select new committee chairmen, and Congressman Peter King is the presumptive chairman of the Homeland Security Committee. He wants to take the panel back to its original purpose of overseeing the Department of Homeland Security and the war on terrorism.

Tags: management , Peter King , DHS , Clark Stevens , Janet Napolitano , John Brennan , SBINet , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 06:50am EST
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Critical tests to decide future of DHS's virtual fence

CBP to implement and evaluate technologies at two sites in Arizona this year to see how well SBINet works and whether to continue deploying the technology. These tests are part of Secretary Napolitano's assessment of SBINet's value. Lawmakers remain pessimistic that the program can get back on track.

Tags: technology , Mark Borkowski , Chris Carney , Henry Cuellar , Randy Hite , DHS , CBP , GAO , Boeing , border security , SBINet , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/18/2010, 06:49am EDT
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Support snowballs early for Senate cyber bill

A cybersecurity bill authored by three prominent Senators not only has the support of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid - it's also picked up support from several influential members of the House of Representatives. Meanwhile, the House Homeland Security Committee finds more questions than answers as it tries to understand the scope of the challenge of protecting America's cyber infrastructure.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , S. 3480 , Jane Harman , Peter King , Max Cacas

Thursday - 06/17/2010, 07:28am EDT

DHS Bottoms Up Review stymies lawmakers

With a headcount of contractors who work for one of the largest federal agencies in hand yesterday, Sen. Joseph Lieberman (ID-Conn.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, began a review of the DHS fiscal year 2011 proposed budget.

Tags: DHS , FY 2011 budget , mngt , Bennie Thompson , Congress

Friday - 02/26/2010, 10:12am EST
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