Homeland Security


One appeal fails, another pending today for E-Verify

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other plaintiffs have filed another appeal in attempt to stop the E-Verify rule from going into effect today for federal contractors, according to a media report.

Top 5 challenges for the cyber coordinator

President Barack Obama's pledge to appoint a cybersecurity policy coordinator at the White House has drawn cheers, a few jeers and a long to-do list.

U.S. and Mexico talk safety across the fence

U.S. and Mexican officials announced an agreement to set up a cross-border network to enhance safety and law enforcement at the border.

Experts disagree on effect of E-Verify's expiration

The authorization for the E-Verify employment verification program expires three weeks after it is set to cover federal contractors.

DHS needs to plug some cybersecurity holes, audit finds

The DHS Inspector General recommends improving the department's coordination of cybersecurity for critical control systems.

IG: FEMA needs centralized IT for disaster relief

FEMA needs to centralize how it buys goods and services for dealing with disasters into an integrated information technology system, a report recommends.

Groups ask court to delay E-Verify despite ruling

The organizations trying to stop the E-Verify rule from covering federal contractors have filed for an injunction to delay enforcement from beginning Sept. 8.

Court: Federal contractors covered by E-Verify rule

A judge upheld the Homeland Security Department's E-Verify electronic employment verification rule for federal contractors starting Sept. 8.

Experts debate expansion of president’s cybersecurity powers

Existing laws already give the president broad discretion on how to respond to cyberattacks, despite language in a Senate bill that proposes giving the president specific powers during such events, expert says.

DHS sets new policy on computer searches at border

DHS issued two new directives that deal with searches of laptop computers and other devices at U.S. borders.

Bill would give president power to disconnect private networks

A Senate bill proposes giving the president the power to shut down and disconnect any government or private computer network or system that is compromised by a cyberattack.

DHS, industry assess risks to IT sector

Government and private-sector experts identify risks to the country's information technology sector's key functions.