Agency News: Department of Homeland Security

Report: FEMA IT systems not effective for disaster response

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's legacy IT systems have gaps, a new report states.

DHS corrects contractor miscount

How many contractors work for DHS? If you said 210,000, based on a figure provided by contractor LMI, guess again.

CIOs get to work on closing data centers

The Federal CIO Council has started a governmentwide data center consolidation task force as part of the Obama administration’s IT reform project.

DHS IG clashes with Secret Service over authority of CIO

The Homeland Security Department's Office of Inspector General is recommending more authority for the Secret Service Chief Information Officer.

Terror alert system will use Facebook, Twitter

The Homeland Security Department is planning to scrap its color-coded terror alert system for a new system that relies on Facebook and Twitter in some cases, according to the Associated Press.

The best of the federal blogosphere

The face of distracted driving; Women in mathematics; Winner: MyTSA app; Wind powers Wisconsin county.

Capt. Mike Ryan, U.S. Coast Guard

Coast Guard makes waves with SOA

Federal 100 award winner Capt. Mike Ryan is using SOA technology to forge powerful links across the Coast Guard and with external partners.

The Fed 100

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

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