Homeland Security


IG faults DHS for breaking rules on some noncompetitive contracts

DHS' Inspector General finds 70 examples where officials didn't follow federal acquisition rules in awarding noncompetitive contracts.

IG: DHS needs better management for OneNet

DHS needs better management for its project to consolidate its agencies' network infrastructures, the department's inspector general found.

Intell agencies plan to beef up cybersecurity

Stopping cyber threats is a top priority for intelligence agencies during the next four years, according to a new national strategy.

DHS struggles to manage billions in IT investments, GAO finds

Despite some progress, DHS still has problems with managing major IT investments, the GAO finds.

Pressure builds on Obama to appoint cybersecurity coordinator

The co-chairmen of the House Cybersecurity Caucus say the continued absence of a White House cybersecurity coordinator impedes agencies' abilities to update their cyber policies.

Immigration agency to outsource disaster recovery plans

The Office of the CIO for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is looking for a contractor that can take over disaster recovery planning and management.

Build a better test for your emergency response systems

There are a variety of techniques and tools that agencies can use to get the most out of the time and money they spend testing their emergency management systems.

Independent evaluations

Eastern Kentucky University independently evaluates how well commercial incident management software meets the criteria of the National Incident Management System standard.

NRC, FERC to cooperate on cybersecurity for nuke plants

Regulatory commissions will coordinate to protect nuclear power facilities.

Aides defend presidential powers in cybersecurity bill

Senate aides familiar with proposed comprehensive cybersecurity legislation say the bill would clarify the president’s authority for dealing with a cyberattack, not give the government sweeping new powers.

Contractors lose bid to suspend E-Verify enforcement

A second attempt to delay the E-Verify rule from becoming effective for federal contractors has failed

FCC buying emergency notification system

The FCC is buying an emergency notification system to keep in touch with responder agencies and taking other steps to improve its disaster communications capabilities, its chairman said today.