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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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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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