Agency News: Department of Homeland Security

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.

Contractor goes up the river for tampering with USCIS computer files

A former employee of Dell Perot Systems gets prison time for altering computer systems records so illegal aliens could get valid U.S. passports, Nextgov reports.

TechStat helps federal CIOs with IT reform

Three federal CIOs have found TechStat vital to adhering to OMB's 25-point IT reform plan.

Texas surrenders to TSA pat-downs

A spat between TSA and Texas legislature has thrust airport pat-downs into the spotlight once again, with the debate pitting personal privacy against national security.

US wants to store European travelers' personal data for 15 years

A proposed rule has unsettled some European leaders, who are rankled by U.S. efforts to collect information such as travelers' addresses and credit card numbers.

White House proposal includes Internet kill switch, senators warn

Proposed cybersecurity legislation’s reliance on the 77-year-old Telecommunications Act could give the president broad powers over the Internet during an emergency.

Bin Laden's tech habit could trip up his terrorist group

Despite his efforts to go off the grid, Osama bin Laden's dependence on technology might lead to the biggest blow to his terrorist group.

Cyber plan gives DHS the keys

Proposed legislation from the White House would put the Homeland Security Department in charge of federal agencies' cybersecurity.

Connecticut to offer Real ID compliant licenses, but drivers can opt out

Connecticut will comply with Real ID, starting this fall.

Before disaster strikes, FEMA looks to predict severity of calamity

FEMA has turned to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency for help in predicting the effects of potential Mississippi River flooding and providing imagery of areas devastated by flood waters and tornadoes.

Top cybersecurity official to leave DHS

DHS' cybersecurity leader has resigned and will leave the department in June.

Daniel Forrester

How to amp up creative thinking on the job

Daniel Patrick Forrester explains why the most effective leaders are those who take time away from multitasking to think reflectively.

The Fed 100

Save the date for 28th annual Federal 100 Awards Gala.

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