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Agencies are patching holes in national security

Multiple hearings focus on figuring out what led to the Dec. 25 attempted terrorist attack. FBI, DHS, State offer details on what changes each made in the last month.

Tags: technology , management , Robert Mueller , David Heyman , Patrick Kennedy , Joseph Lieberman , Patrick Leahy , DHS , FBI , Judiciary Committee , Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committ , information sharing , Terrorist watch list , No fly list

Thursday - 01/21/2010, 07:16am EST

Haiti earthquake update

Tags: mngt , Haiti , Jim Roope , CNN

Thursday - 01/14/2010, 10:20am EST

State making a yeoman effort in Yemen

The U.S. Embassy in Yemen is open again, two days after it closed because of a terrorist threat considered imminent. The embassy says Yemen has now "addressed a specific area of concern" related to the threat.

Tags: Yemen , Aron Heller

Tuesday - 01/05/2010, 10:28am EST

Agency cybersecurity reporting to get makeover

OMB has launched new tool to automate FISMA reporting. This data will help populate a new cybersecurity dashboard, federal CIO Vivek Kundra says. OMB also wants to collect more specific data around how much and where agencies are spending money on IT security.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , security , Vivek Kundra , John Streufert , Tom Carper , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , DHS , NIST , CIO Council , metrics , FISMA , dashboard

Friday - 10/30/2009, 07:01am EDT

Regs Nix New World

What would the New World look like if Christopher Columbus had been a federal worker rather than a private contractor? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says things would probably be a lot quieter.

Tags: Mike Causey , P&B , Columbus , ICE , Border Patrol , EPA , DHS

Monday - 10/19/2009, 04:00am EDT

CIO Council taskforce to change security metrics

New group is developing performance measures that are based on outcomes. OMB has set a November deadline for a draft of the metrics that will be reviewed by government and industry. DHS says the governmentwide focus to improve cybersecurity is on standards, metrics and authentication.

Tags: technology , Bruce McConnell , John Streufert , OMB , DHS , CIO Council , NIST , cybersecurity , Performance measures , Consensus Audit Guidelines

Friday - 10/02/2009, 05:02pm EDT

Domestic Partner Benefits

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says that straight and gay workers in most federal agencies may have to wait a while - a long while - before they get the same domestic partner benefits that have been extended to State Department's Foreign Service staff.

Tags: P&B , domestic partner , DOMA , Foreign Service , Mike Causey

Friday - 07/17/2009, 04:00am EDT

In the Line of Fire

The role of Diplomatic Security

Tags: security , TIA , DS , Robert Eckert , Christopher Leggett

Thursday - 07/09/2009, 10:38am EDT

State Dept. benefits changes would be limited

FederalNewsRadio asks a specialist in federal employment law to clear up some misconceptions about benefit changes for Foreign Service Officers.

Tags: P&B , mngt , DOMA , domestic partners , FSO , Bill Bransford , FEHPB

Thursday - 05/28/2009, 01:18pm EDT

State spreads Twitter-tech

Tags: tech , new media , Twitter ,

Wednesday - 05/06/2009, 09:28am EDT
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