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Citizenship and Immigration Services eases burden of software development

The Homeland Security Department's CIS is using a continuous delivery model where it automates reviews of software code to ensure security and quality. DHS is using a similar approach for mobile apps called the Carwash, where it's checking the code to compliance with specific requirements.

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 05:39am EST
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DHS nominee Mayorkas defends integrity, offers plans to improve employee morale

Despite being under investigation, Alejandro Mayorkas testified today on becoming the next deputy secretary for the Department of Homeland Security. Mayorkas said that claims he exercised undue influence on cases in his agency, U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services, are false.

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 06:01pm EDT

APNewsBreak: Homeland Security official probed

APNewsBreak: Official tabbed for No. 2 Homeland Security post under investigation by watchdog

Wednesday - 07/24/2013, 04:46am EDT

Immigration agency opens gate for online applications

After years of planning and months of delays, USCIS will launch its online portal, ELIS, on Tuesday. But the portal will only be open to a fraction of benefit seekers while the agency works out the kinks.

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 01:16pm EDT
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USCIS Transformation program faces speed bumps

Katherine Peters, the executive editor of Nextgov, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the troubles USCIS is having with its digitizing program known as Transformation.

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 09:32pm EST
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Exclusive: DHS expands E-Verify Self Check

DHS announced an expansion of its E-Verify program, which allows employees to check their eligibility for U.S. Employment before applying for a job. Alejandro Mayorkas, the director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, joined the Federal Drive to discuss what the program's expansion means for both employers and employees.

Monday - 08/15/2011, 09:08am EDT
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Federal partners crackdown on immigration scams

DHS, DOJ and FTC collaborate with state and local partners in and unprecedented effort. DHS's Alejandro Mayorkas explains how it works.

Friday - 06/10/2011, 10:08am EDT
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Staying one step ahead of identity thieves

Jim Williams, former commissioner of GSA's Federal Acquisition Service, tells Federal News Radio what he's been learning working on biometric security in the private sector.

Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 09:30am EDT
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VA to get ruthless on redundant software

Agency CIO Roger Baker said a new initiative will try to pare down the number of software packages employees use by 95 percent. The Ruthless Shutdown Project, is getting underway to address the proliferation of applications that is costing VA hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Tuesday - 05/17/2011, 03:09pm EDT
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DHS to take public websites to the cloud

Agency to issue first RFQ under infrastructure-as-a-service governmentwide contract issued by GSA. FEMA and CIS are among the first agency components to move their public-facing sites to the cloud.

Tuesday - 05/17/2011, 02:53pm EDT

Collaborate at every level

At this year's Management of Change Conference, organizers tried something different. WFED's Amy Morris gets details from DeKalb County, Georgia's CIO, Darrell Black.

Tuesday - 05/17/2011, 09:41am EDT
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GSA revisits improvements to USA.gov search

This is the fourth time GSA has done a major revamping of the capabilities of the government's portal. The agency views the changes to USA.gov as part of how innovations are changing government to solve challenges. Dave McClure proposes new website to bring together all the innovation efforts across government and share best practices.

Tuesday - 05/17/2011, 07:30am EDT
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Tweets from MOC Conference 2011

Monday - 05/16/2011, 08:14pm EDT

Day 2 preview from MOC conference

WFED's Jason Miller and Amy Morris update us on panels scheduled for Day 2 of the Management of Change conference

Monday - 05/16/2011, 11:22am EDT
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How to reform an $80 billion IT portfolio

Sanjeev "Sonny" Bhagowalia talks to Federal News Radio's Amy Morris about managing federal IT in an age of budget cuts.

Monday - 05/16/2011, 11:08am EDT
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Control versus oversight at the CIO level

Commerce CIO Simon Szykman explains how the role of the bureau CIO is different from a department CIO.

Monday - 05/16/2011, 10:08am EDT
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The future of the internet

WFED Anchor Amy Morris has a recap of last night's keynote address by technology futurist John Patrick and gives us a preview of today's highlights.

Monday - 05/16/2011, 08:08am EDT
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DHS launches e--Verify self-check

Immigrants and other job seekers in five states and the District of Columbia with questions about their eligibility to work in the United States can now use a government database to verify their own status. USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas explains how it all works.

Tuesday - 03/22/2011, 09:08am EDT
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Insider threats a cyber concern at DHS

Immigration processing is vulnerable to insider threats according to a new report from the DHS inspector general.

Monday - 02/28/2011, 10:30am EST

DHS expands E-verify employment checks

The E-Verify program is expanding to include U.S. passports and passport cards for employment verification.

Thursday - 11/11/2010, 02:30pm EST
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