IT can accomplish only so much, Customs and Border Protection finds as it focuses on the human factor.
Federal agencies are investing heavily in perimeter network defense, but in five years DHS' chief information security officer hopes to see a lot more spending on defense of data.
Designed to enable information-sharing among law enforcement agencies at various levels of government, fusion centers have instead become 'part of the problem,' Senate panel charges.
More focus on building and enhancing the employer brand could help agencies find and keep talent.
DHS head defends the need for executive action on cybersecurity, but says it won't include some things that 'only legislation can do.'
Policies and guidance help move agile development along, but agencies are struggling with challenges rooted in cultural issues.
DHS official sees managers toiling in obscurity as a farm team, people to train and mentor so that they can step in larger leadership roles in the future.
GAO finds some shortcomings in DHS's information sharing efforts, alomg with budget challenges, that could hamper further progress on the ambitious undertaking.
Benjamin Black, an enterprise architect at DHS, lead an analysis of systems, data and policies to support budget decisions.
Agencies understand the importance of sharing information, but it still can be difficult to do well. Two new reports document some of the reasons.
An agency's business leaders speak a different language than its technology heads, but to accomplish the agency's mission goals they must communicate. At the intersection of these contentious constituents there is often one person providing translation.
Releasing documents under Freedom of Information Act requests is part of an agency's mission, but some agencies are not making the most of tools that could help do it faster.