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Justice, NSC lead review of cyber laws

An interagency working group is trying to decide whether the administration should submit a proposal to Congress to update several laws. The White House's cyberspace review recommended legislative updates to address shortcomings in the current statutes. Justice also reviewed the Einstein 3 program even as DHS still is testing it.

Tags: technology , James Baker , Phil Reitinger , Sheldon Whitehouse , Justice , DHS , Center for Democracy and Technology , cybersecurity , Einstein , national incident response plan

Wednesday - 11/18/2009, 07:12am EST
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Three cyber bills clear Senate Judiciary Committee

The bills cover national standards for security breaches involving personal data. Companies would have to take reasonable steps to secure customers' personal information, and to tell customers if there's been a breach.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , Congress , In Depth , Next Gov

Friday - 09/23/2011, 06:38pm EDT

Will cybersecurity bills make it out of committee?

The Senate Judiciary Committee has passed three cybersecurity bills, all dealing with national standards for security breaches involving personal data. But the votes followed party lines making it harder to move them to the full Senate for a vote.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Senate , Chuck Grassley , Federal Drive , Congress

Friday - 09/23/2011, 12:25pm EDT

State hopes technology will better secure passport process

GAO found significant success in obtaining passports using fraudulent documents in the second investigation in two years. While State is implementing facial recognition technology to close the existing gaps, lawmakers are introducing new legislation to give the agency more security capabilities.

Tags: technology , management , Ben Cardin , John Kyl , Greg Kutz , Brenda Sprague , GAO , State , SSA , DHS , passport security , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/29/2010, 08:45pm EDT
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Oversight insight: Senate Judiciary Committee examines CIS

Your agency's oversight by Congress can cause heartburn for the leadership of the organization.

Tags: In Depth , management , Congress , immigration reform , Alejandro Mayorkas , Patrick Leahy , Orrin Hatch , Citizenship and Immigration Services

Tuesday - 05/11/2010, 07:10pm EDT

FBI Director Robert Mueller comes under fire on terrorist arrest

Christmas Day underwear bomber should have been handed over to military, says one Senator.

Tags: management , defense , DoD , homeland security , DHS , State Department , Jeff Sessions , Robert Mueller , FBI , Federal Bureau of Investigation

Thursday - 01/21/2010, 12:14pm EST

Czars, Czarinas and Czardines—oh my!

Czars were once, perhaps, a great idea. Past czars had enormous clout. Unfortunately those days are long gone.

Tags: czars , Lurita Doan , Barack Obama , Gil Kerlikoske , Ken Feinberg , Carol Browner , Van Jones , Kevin Jennings , Mark Lloyd

Monday - 10/05/2009, 10:16am EDT
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DHS Oversight

Tags: management , Janet Napolitano , DHS

Thursday - 05/07/2009, 01:49pm EDT
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