Agency News: Department of Homeland Security


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.

Coast Guard CIO still needs full authority, audit finds

The Coast Guard's new IT management strategic plan and acquisition guidance earned kudos, but the CIO still does not have sufficient oversight authority, an audit concluded.

Bill would restrict DHS contracting, impose limited hiring freeze

The measure would stop DHS from using cost-reimbursement contracts for production of major systems.

140 inaccurate characters: Social media and disasters

Social media tools can spread disaster information fast, but the possibiity of inaccurate information calls their usefulness into question.

Social media: A mixed blessing for disaster response

A report from the Congressional Research Service highlights some of the benefits and potential risks in using tools such as Facebook and Twitter to help with disaster response.

H-1B workers abuse work privileges: IG

An audit of H-1B visa holders revealed that many abuse the program's privileges.

DHS, FBI beef up fingerprint checks for visitors

The Homeland Security Department and FBI are implementing a more robust system of checking fingerprint identities of international visitors at airport ports of entry.

Technology aided disaster response

Earthquakes and hurricanes didn't daunt the federal response, but trouble is on the horizon for funding.

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