Homeland Security

DHS to take a closer look at IT spending

DHS prepares for less funding with reviews of major buys, including IT acquisitions, official says.

DHS considers contracts for collecting disaster-related imagery

The Homeland Security Department wants information from industry on collecting images to be used in a system to help with disaster response and recovery.

Visa Waiver Program pilot coming to LAX

Some travelers arriving to Los Angeles International Airport from New Zealand can use automated entry technology under a small-scale project.

Coast Guard takes charge as integrator lead in procurements

Although the House voted last month to ban using lead systems integrators for Coast Guard procurements, the service is still using that structure temporarily on two major acquisitions, its procurement chief says.

DHS approves enhanced tribal ID cards

The Homeland Security Department has signed agreements with four tribes to develop enhanced identification cards with some technology improvements.

Seaports need more safeguards against bio/chem weapons

U.S. Customs and Border Protection should issue guidance for inspecting cargo arriving in U.S. seaports for biological and chemical threats, the department's inspector general said.

DHS to open new cybersecurity center

The Homeland Security Department will open a new cybersecurity coordination center near Washington on Friday.

DHS' critical infrastructure plan not cyber-secure, GAO says

The Homeland Security Department should reassess its program for working with agencies and industry to secure critical infrastructure from cyber vulnerabilities, GAO says.

Flu pandemic could overwhelm Internet capacity, GAO warns

A severe flu outbreak could overwhelm the Internet as millions of workers telecommuted

Obama nominates Wagner as DHS intell chief

President Barack Obama today nominated Caryn Wagner to lead the Homeland Security Department's office that uses information technology to share information with non-federal officials.

Lawmakers press for automated exit system

Some lawmakers are looking for the Obama administration to deploy an automated system that would use biometrics to verify the departure of noncitizens from the United States.

E-Verify would get three-year extension in spending bill

The House and Senate have both approved a three-year extension for the E-Verify employment verification system in the Homeland Security Department's spending legislation.

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