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.
The measure would stop DHS from using cost-reimbursement contracts for production of major systems.
Social media tools can spread disaster information fast, but the possibiity of inaccurate information calls their usefulness into question.
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.
An audit of H-1B visa holders revealed that many abuse the program's privileges.
The Homeland Security Department and FBI are implementing a more robust system of checking fingerprint identities of international visitors at airport ports of entry.
Earthquakes and hurricanes didn't daunt the federal response, but trouble is on the horizon for funding.
When moving to the cloud, agencies need to know the right questions to ask their vendor, says CBP's Wolf Tombe.
Patrick Schambach, the sixth employee hired at the Transportation Security Administration, recalls the daunting task of building an agency from scratch.
Steve Cooper, the first CIO at DHS, recalls how a surge of patriotism prompted him to lend his talents to the homeland security effort.
U.S. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro testified that the Homeland Security Department has achieved successes but still has organizational problems.
Marc Wolfson recalls how quickly the public affairs staff at FEMA kicked into high gear and started posting information on the agency's website.