Agency News: Department of Homeland Security

Disaster drill derailed by disasters

Severe weather hampered the annual National Level Exercise this year by forcing some federal employees to cancel their participation in order to attend to real-life recovery efforts, according to a new audit.

DHS changes approach to border technology

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

DHS still falling short in spending plan for border technology, GAO says

GAO scolds the Homeland Security Department for not fulfilling conditions set by COngress for border technology spending plan.

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.

'Freak' TSA screener in process to be fired, Blogger Bob says

The TSA found itself in the middle of a social media frenzy this week with the "Get your freak on" note incident.

Lawmakers suggest major restructuring for DHS

Proposal is intended to increase DHS efficiency, but GAO has yet to analyze the idea.

Nicole Willis

Nicole Willis: Downsizing systems at DHS

Willis led the development of an IT architecture that will allow DHS to eliminate more than 100 redundant systems.

Jim Lanoue

Jim Lanoue: Program management gets a makeover

Lanoue improved the management of the Homeland Security Information Network, culminating in a successful TechStat review by the Office of Management and Budget.

House GOP lawmakers introduce DHS authorization bill

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) and other Republicans on the House Homeland Security Committee, introduce authorizing legislation for the Homeland Security Department.

DHS CIO describes 'aggressive stance' on cloud migrations

The Homeland Security Department is being aggressive about adopting cloud computing, its CIO told a House subcommittee.

Coast Guard's Deepwater strategy running aground, official says

The Coast Guard faces some hard choices on its $24 billion Deepwater asset acquisition program, a GAO official told a House subcommittee.

DHS moving public websites to the cloud

The Homeland Security Department is moving its public-facing websites to the cloud on a $600,000-a-year contract.

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