Agency News: Department of Homeland Security


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.

DHS budget gets 1.2 percent cut under House GOP committee plan

The Homeland Security Department escaped major spending cuts under a budget package presented by the GOP-run House Appropriations Committee.

On the front lines: How agencies recruit young feds

Despite popular belief, public perception of the government workforce and pervasive anti-government rhetoric hasn't put a damper on young people's desire to become public servants.

Technology plays smaller role in new border patrol strategy

The Border Patrol, following the failure of SBINet, reduces its reliance on technology in new strategy.

DHS virtualization project could lead to mobility strategy

The Homeland Security Department is trying out a virtual desktop strategy, and if it successful it could form the basis for mobility as well.

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