Agency News: Department of Homeland Security


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David Stephenson

Give the public a role in disaster response

It's time for DHS to tap into social media's proven ability to provide valuable information in a crisis, writes consultant W. David Stephenson.

Future cybersecurity workforce heads to summer camp

The U.S. Cyber Challenge, launched two years ago to address a critical shortage of skilled professionals, is expanding efforts to attract, engage and educate students for careers in cybersecurity.

Found thumb drives: another way employees are a security menace

A DHS test found that most agency and contractor employees who found data disks and USB drives in a parking lot plugged them into their organization's network.

DHS praises three Internet safety videos

As part of the Homeland Security Department’s Stop.Think.Connect. campaign, the department recognized three groups that produced videos that promote smart Internet safety through public service announcements.

DHS loses senior exec

Homeland Security Department Chief Human Capital Officer Jeff Neal is leaving.

DHS won’t require screening for every US-bound cargo container

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said DHS will delay a requirement that all inbound cargo containers undergo screening at their ports of exit.

USCIS telework may add to privacy risks, IG says

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services might be exposing its data to greater risks because of workers carrying files home for teleworking, a report says.

TSA testing mobile devices for its employees, CIO says

The Transportation Security Administration is conducting pilot projects to review several mobile devices for use by employees, CIO Emma Garrison-Alexander said.

Some corrupt employees have very sticky fingers, CBP head says

U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees have been smuggling drugs or illegal aliens, laundering money and swindling people, CBP commissioner testifies.

Auditors estimate $2.8B in improper payments at SSA, FEMA

Inspectors general at FEMA and the Social Security Administration uncovered billions in improper payments, reports state.

Richard Spires

CIO Council gets serious about best practices

Richard Spires, CIO at the Homeland Security Department and vice chairman of the CIO Council, talks about what he's doing to encourage the sharing of best practices governmentwide.

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