Agency News: Department of Homeland Security


Audit: Agencies still wasting billions with overlapping programs

GAO highlighted similar problems last year, and continues to find new examples.

DHS demands turnkey-ready border system

The Homeland Security Department is giving a strong warning to vendors about its needs for the next phase of border surveillance technology strategy.

IG: DHS improves management for non-competitive contracts

DHS officials completed more reviews of the different aspects of contracts awarded without a full-and-open competition.

GAO finds overlaps in IT investments within DOE and DOD

CIOs dispute some of the GAO's conclusions during a House hearing.

Lawmakers worried about possible 'chilling effect' of DHS social monitoring

DHS could stifle public discussion if it's not careful in monitoring social media, lawmakers warn.

Cybersecurity bill displeases Republicans

Sen. Joe Lieberman and his bipartisan co-sponsors say it's not SOPA or PIPA and doesn’t have a kill-switch provision, but Republicans committee leaders say it still overreaches.

The best of the federal blogosphere

Archived documents, a confiscated cupcake and a World War I fighter plane.

Cybersecurity becomes high priority in budget request

With large investments proposed for DOD, DHS and NSF, budget puts cybersecurity front and center.

US-VISIT could move again

The White House's budget request for fiscal 2013 proposes another shift in oversight for the Homeland Security Department's US-VISIT biometric technology program, among other IT-related changes.

Coast Guard info-sharing at ports slow to get started

The Coast Guard has made some progress but still has a long way to go to carry out the information-sharing goals of the SAFE Port Act of 2006, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Justice Department to get new CIO

Former ICE CIO takes new role.

Blogger Bob shares Super Bowl travel tips

Game bound? Leave that air horn at home.

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