Agency News: Department of Homeland Security

Can the government outsource solutions to its problems?

Technology is enabling a new kind of collaboration, and now the government is looking to institutionalize the approach to solve serious problems.

USCIS launches first online form

US Citizenship and Immigration Services claimed an important milestone in their transformation initiative to a digital agency with the debut of the agency's first online form.

CBP gets barrage of negative tweets about phones held at border

US Customs and Border Protection saw its Twitter traffic skyrocket in recent days due to angry smart phone customers upset about delays in phone shipments.

Shared services poised to reshape the federal market

Industry should brace for impact as the government adopts more shared services, CIO warns.

USCIS needs to better track its laptops, IG says

The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services agency has a few holes in its inventory of its laptop computers, according to an audit.

TSA reporting on security breaches has gaps, IG says

The Transportation Security Administration is not consistently documenting its security breaches at airports, according to a new audit.

DHS to obligate $8 billion in contracts by Sept. 30

Agency expects to obligate more than half of its annual contracting budget in the final third of the current fiscal year.

At DHS, 'agile' is the watchword, CIO says

The Homeland Security Department is enthusiastic about agile development practices, sayd CIO Richard Spires.

IG sparks dispute over CIO's power

Does the DHS CIO have enough budget authority? The agency and an auditor disagree.

Customs and Border Protection not taking privacy seriously, audit says

Customs and Border Protection collects millions of pieces of information on travelers each year, but has only a part-time privacy officer.

DHS agencies starting to integrate missions, CIO says

The Homeland Security Department has identified 13 core missions offering opportunities for integration across agencies, according to CIO Richard Spires.

Border Patrol relies on data analysis in new strategic plan

The Border Patrol describes a "whole-of-government" approach, reduces need for fences and agents.

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