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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

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

DHS completes roadmap for change

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has delivered to Congress the very first Quadrennial Homeland Security Review. The document reflects nearly a year's worth of work as DHS officials, external stakeholders and even members of the public held an unusually open examination of the programs and priorities of a mega-agency charged with safeguarding the nation. An outside group that monitors the homeland security community offers its own first-look of the QHSR.

Tags: security , DHS , QHSR , Janet Napolitano , Frank J. Cilluffo , Homeland Security Policy Institute , George Washington University , Bennie Thompson , National Academy of Public Administration , Max Cacas

Thursday - 02/04/2010, 07:02am EST

House panel revisits security problems with Federal Protective Service

The security of federal offices like yours is again being looked at on the Hill. Federal News Radio's Max Cacas spoke to Congressman Bennie Thompson of Mississippi - chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.

Tags: security , FPS , DHS , Bennie Thompson , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 11/17/2009, 06:51am EST

TSA debating next steps with Registered Traveler program

Lawmakers question TSA, NPPD on 2010 budget proposals. Rep. Jackson-Lee says NPPD may need to be reorganized.

Tags: mngt , Technology , Phil Reitinger , Gail Rossides , Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee , Rep. Dan Lungren , Rand Beers , DHS , TSA , National Protection and Programs Directorate , Registered Traveler , Secure Flight , Cybersecurity , Risk management

Thursday - 06/11/2009, 07:29am EDT

DHS's New Maturity

Tags: mngt , DHS , Janet Napolitano , David Silverberg , HS Today , terrorism

Monday - 03/02/2009, 06:28pm EST

DHS considering giving TSA employees union rights

Review part of Napolitano's priorities for department

Tags: mngt , P&B , Janet Napolitano , Loretta Sanchez , Peter King , Jane Harman , DHS , FEMA , TSA , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , Information sharing , Cybersecurity , collective bargaining , TWIC

Thursday - 02/26/2009, 06:50am EST
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