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Dems demand answers in State Dept. cyber-attack

A House oversight committee demanded answers Monday about a suspected cyber-attack that has shut down the State Department's unclassified email system.

Tags: Democrats , cyberattack , State Departement , Elijah Cummings , Jeff Rathke , House Homeland Security

Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 06:50pm EST

Cyber bill tracker

The pressing need for cybersecurity legislation has led to widely divergent paths in the House and Senate. The House has opted for a more incremental approach, while the Senate has crafted comprehensive legislation

Tags: cybersecurity , Harry Reid , Darrell Issa , John McCain , Mike Rogers , Dan Lungren , NSA , DHS , House Homeland Security Intelligence Committee , Joseph Lieberman , Dianne Feinstein , Jay Rockefeller , Susan Collins , NSF , Elijah Cummings , Congress , House , Senate

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 02:47pm EDT

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 , House Homeland Security Committee , Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations and Management , ethics , Ruben Gomez

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 05:00am EDT
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Low morale at DHS is 'referendum on leadership'

Strong leadership is key to boosting employee morale at the Homeland Security Department, according to testimony today before aHouse Homeland Security subcommittee.

Tags: DHS , Janet Napolitano , Partnership for Public Service , Max Stier , House Oversight Committee , Catherine Emerson , Congress , morale

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 03:32pm EDT

DHS unification still high risk 9 years later

A check-up of how well the Homeland Security Department is unifying its 22 agencies finds the patient getting better, but still weak. The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations and Management examined the agency's acquisition, human resources and financial management systems. While DHS has a roadmap for improvement, it may not have the tools to implement it.

Tags: DHS , homeland security , acquisition , financial management , Congress , House , technology , Rafael Borras , Bill Keating , Thomas Marino , David Maurer , GAO , Emily Kopp

Friday - 03/02/2012, 01:57pm EST
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Many employees willing to steal sensitive data

Your employees may be prepared to steal sensitive data, even when it's illegal.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Cyber-Ark , Rice University , Chris Bronk , Dale Meyerrose , eDiplomacy , diplopedia , homeland security

Wednesday - 11/25/2009, 08:38am EST

Congress addresses agency cybersecurity

The House has passed the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act by an overwhelming majority. The Act is meant to secure federal computer networks from espionage and the nation's critical infrastructure from interruption.

Tags: Congressional Spotlight , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Enhancement Act , NIST

Tuesday - 02/16/2010, 10:55am EST
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