Agency News: Department of Homeland Security


Cybersecurity becomes high priority in budget request

With large investments proposed for DOD, DHS and NSF, budget puts cybersecurity front and center.

US-VISIT could move again

The White House's budget request for fiscal 2013 proposes another shift in oversight for the Homeland Security Department's US-VISIT biometric technology program, among other IT-related changes.

Coast Guard info-sharing at ports slow to get started

The Coast Guard has made some progress but still has a long way to go to carry out the information-sharing goals of the SAFE Port Act of 2006, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Justice Department to get new CIO

Former ICE CIO takes new role.

Blogger Bob shares Super Bowl travel tips

Game bound? Leave that air horn at home.

Homeland Security priorities: Low-risk travel

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said smoothing the way for low-risk travel and trade will get attention in 2012.

FBI seeking tools to find threat info in Facebook, Twitter posts

Emerging threats sometimes hide in social media messages, FBI believes.

Energy Department to establish new cyber center

Energy Department CIO highlights importance of partnerships in fighting cyber threats.

Justice officials defend wireless network program

IG report criticizes network effort, department officials take issue.

Justice wireless network struggling, IG says

The Justice Department's ambitious plan to replace Land Mobile Radios with modern systems has gotten stalled, leaving agents still using the old equipment.

DHS takes key role in DOD cybersecurity program

DHS' new role marks a milestone for the data-sharing effort as it grows past pilot-program status.

Deepwater acquisition sinks, but not without lessons

The Coast Guard has terminated its controversial Deepwater ship and boat replacement program after a decade.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!