Homeland Security


DHS demands turnkey-ready border system

The Homeland Security Department is giving a strong warning to vendors about its needs for the next phase of border surveillance technology strategy.

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.

2013 budget proposal puts IT on short leash

Obama's 2013 budget proposal aims to cut federal IT but increase its use when it makes government more efficient.

A better approach to biometrics

Reusing proven SOA-based biometric solutions can reduce costs and delivery time, write two Unisys executives.

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.

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.

Virtual worlds training for federal cyber pros in the works

A joint effort between DHS and State will offer courses in a virtual worlds environment for federal cybersecurity professionals.

Border Protection Commissioner resigns

Customs and Border Protection Commission Alan Bersin, never confirmed by the Senate, is resiging Dec. 30.

2012 budget: DHS wins some, loses some

The Homeland Security Department picked up money for cyber protection, but lost dollars in first-responder grants.

Cyber threat clearinghouse key to national security

The Defense Department has demonstrated the feasibility and benefits of public/private partnerships on cybersecurity, three experts write.

DHS changes approach to border technology

The Homeland Security Department is developing 'capability-based' purchasing framework.

SBInet redux? GAO criticizes gaps in planning for next border technologies

With the echoes of SBInet less than a year old, the Homeland Security Department is embarking on another $1.5 billion border technology strategy without sufficient planning, according to an audit.

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