After a year, DHS remains optimistic that a proposed reorganization to link cyber and physical security operations will move forward.
Current and former officials argue that a one-year budgeting cycle impedes government cybersecurity and IT modernization.
A coalition of civil liberties groups has objected to a proposed policy to collect social media information from foreign travelers.
DHS' research arm has opened a second round of its tech accelerator project for emergency responders' gear.
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.