Agency News: Department of Homeland Security


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.

Choosing a mobile development strategy for your agency

Here are some of the pros and cons of native vs. Web-based apps.

DOD to expand public-private cybersecurity project

The Defense Department is set to broaden a pilot program from 37 participants to 200, according to the DOD CIO.

CIO Richard Spires: Replacing commodity IT is a bigger task than it seems

Moving from commodity IT to service-based cloud models encompasses much more than e-mail, DHS CIO says.

FedRAMP comes fraught with challenges

Agency CIOs acknowledge cloud fears, but look to FedRAMP to alleviate some of the concerns. However, FedRAMP poses some difficulties of its own.

OMB ups the ante on improper payments

Agencies are asked to plan ahead to implement "Do Not Pay" tool into existing operations.

Who's watching? 10 agencies lack permanent IG.

IGs fulfill a critical role in monitoring agency operations, but some agencies have had unfilled vacancies for months, or even years.

Cybersecurity reboot: Two game-changing ideas

Some say making IT systems a moving target to hackers and centralizing cybersecurity policy will turn around current flawed approaches.

CBP snafu exposes proprietary information

Customs and Border Protection took down documents included in a solicitation for the "virtual border fence" project that may have included proprietary contractor information.

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