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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The improved sharing of law enforcement and homeland security information is having the intended effect 10 years after Congress created a new office to lead the effort. The impact of all the changes can now be understood more than a year after the tragic and deadly attack at the Boston Marathon. Kshemendra Paul is the program manager of the Information Sharing Environment. He told executive editor Jason Miller on the Federal Drive about how the response to the Boston Marathon attack, and other examples, shows just how much progress has been made over the last decade.

Tags: Jason Miller , information sharing , law enforcement , Boston Marathon , Kshemendra Paul , ISE , Information Sharing Environment , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , In Depth

Monday - 12/29/2014, 07:31am EST
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GAO, DCMA losing two-long time senior executives to retirements

Ronald Youngs, the director of the Defense Contract Management Agency's cost and pricing center, and Eileen Larence, a director for Homeland Security and Justice Issues at the Government Accountability Office, are retiring after more than 65 years of combined federal service.

Tags: people , GAO , Eileen Larence , Defense Contract Management Agency , Ronald Youngs , contracting , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 12/23/2014, 02:00pm EST

Homeland Security Cybersecurity Market Report

The Department of Homeland Security is focused on the growing cybersecurity threat. Damage from cyber-attacks is not limited to denial of services. It can involve significant financial losses, theft of intellectual property, impact our national security, and can destroy key parts of the critical infrastructure that citizens depend on for their day to day lives.

Tags: Leidos , technology , cybersecurity , Cedric Sims , Robert Zitz , Sam Gordy

Monday - 06/02/2014, 03:27pm EDT

Jeff Neal, senior vice president, ICF International

The 65-year-old pay system isn't cutting it with a younger workforce.

Tags: Jeff Neal , workforce , pay , In Depth , ICF International , General Schedule system ,

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 05:12pm EDT
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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 , acquisition , financial management , Congress , House , technology , Rafael Borras , Bill Keating , Thomas Marino , David Maurer , GAO , Michael McCaul , Emily Kopp

Friday - 03/02/2012, 01:57pm EST
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Terrorists zero in on small scale East Coast attacks

Locations in Washington, New York and Boston may have been under surveillance by terror organizations for months -- and terrorists may try to launch numerous small scale attacks in the coming months, U.S. intelligence sources say.

Tags: national security , Michael T. McCaul , Najibullah Zazi , Times Square bombing , Faisal Shahzad , Pakistan , Afghanistan , Al Qaeda , NATO , Terek-e-Taliban , Fox News , John Brennan , Barack Obama , Michael Hayden , CIA , terror attacks , terrorism

Thursday - 05/20/2010, 06:00am EDT

First-responders try to imagine the unimaginable

How can we communicate in a disaster when we can barely handle routine emergencies?

Tags: technology , TANDBERG Interoperability Center , Haiti ,

Sunday - 01/24/2010, 11:32pm EST

'What If' of a different kind

Lines of interoperable communications need to connect everyone: up, down, and all around.

Tags: technology , interoperability , Bennie Thompson , Ray Bjorklund

Friday - 12/04/2009, 05:41pm EST

9/21/09 - 14 organizations to test multi-band radio

A multi-band radio to improve communications among first responders and partner agencies is in the final testing and evaluation stage. Homeland Security's Multi-Band Radio Project hopes to vastly improve communications during an emergency. Conventional radios only operate in specific frequencies, and according to Government Computer News, this prevents responders and agencies from talking on other channels. Fourteen organizations, including Customs and Amtrak, will conduct 30-day tests.

Tags: technology , Interoperability Report ,

Monday - 09/21/2009, 05:11pm EDT

Video is a critical element of a Unified Communications solution

Federal agencies are tasked with making critical policy decisions, responding to nationwide emergencies and pandemics, supporting the warfighter, and ensuring homeland security. Real-time, secure and high-quality communications are a must for federal agencies. The Total Solution report reveals how in this day video is a critical element of a Unified Communications solution. It details the importance of an end user access that is as easy to use as the telephone, and a management process that allows the IT department to scale and manage the system both internally and externally with a high level of security. Tandberg Total Solution is the video portfolio that easily allows for integration so that companies can create a communications strategy to include voice, messaging, instant messaging, location based presence, and video.

Tags: technology , The Total Solution Report , video , Pandemic , unified communications , TANDBERG

Monday - 08/31/2009, 04:01pm EDT
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