Homeland Security


President calls for urgent improvements to anti-terrorism efforts

President Barack Obama has directed his security team to take technology-related security measures to bolster homeland security and thwart terrorist attacks.

Need to Know: A new mission for CIOs?

The glut of labels for sensitive but unclassified data hampers efforts to share vital information, such as anti-terrorism intelligence.

Patti Titus

6 security trends to watch in 2010

In 2010, we can expect to see six important security trends emerge as government agencies work to protect data and strengthen identification methods, writes Patricia Titus, CIO at Unisys Federal Systems.

DHS eyes science and technology research

The Homeland Security Department's Science and Technology Directorate is interested in funding technology research to bolster border, cargo, maritime and cybersecurity.

DHS setting new deadlines for Real ID

The Homeland Security Department has extended the Dec. 31 deadline for states to comply with Real ID drivers license requirements and is setting new deadlines with the states.

The 10 critical characteristics of a national cyber coordinator

Cybersecurity leaders have developed a list of critical characteristics that will be required of the new cybersecurity czar. They suggest that whoever fills the position could learn leadership skills from FDR, Churchill and Einstein.

Changing the game: First DNA, now info sharing

The automation of information sharing in law enforcement is running into the same kind of resistance that DNA tests once encountered.

DHS procurement office eyes contract hybrids

The Homeland Security Department’s Office of Procurement Operations is looking at contracts that include some performance-based items as a way to meet governmentwide requirements to reduce spending on contracts considered to be high risk.

DHS to miss 2012 deadline to scan containers for radiation

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said DHS needs more time to meet a requirement for radiation scanning of 100 percent of cargo containers bound for U.S. seaports.

FAA computer failure reflects growing burden on systems

The Federal Aviation Administration is racing to upgrade its computer systems while the demand on its existing capabilities continues to increase.

FAA identifies computer error that caused delays

A software problem that caused flight delays across the country today was not the first serious hiccup Federal Aviation Administration computer systems have suffered in recent years.