Homeland Security

Exit system for foreign travelers stands at a crossroads

The Obama administration is poised to decide whether to proceed with a program to use biometrics to keep track of foreign visitors' departures.

Wireless medical records system comes to Indianapolis

Emergency medical workers in Indianapolis and its suburbs now have access to electronic health records.

Napolitano asks public's help with cybersecurity

Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano said today cybersecurity is a shared responsibility and urged private persons to get involved.

SSA needs more planning for data systems upgrades, GAO says

The SSA is exchanging data more than one billion times a year and needs to do more to prepare for an increasing data exchange caseload, the GAO says.

FEMA revamps Spanish language site

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has redesigned a Spanish-language Web site with disaster information and a user-friendly format.

Army network plan crucial to battlefield success

An Army effort to transform itself into a highly mobile and connected force is evolving into a crucial tool for the military services to collaborate in Iraq and Afghanistan.

DHS would get more IT dollars under unified funding measure

A Senate-House committee wants to give the Homeland Security Department more money for several large information technology programs in fiscal 2010.

Lawmaker urges Obama to appoint cybersecurity coordinator

President Barack Obama should quickly appoint a cybersecurity coordinator to ensure computer defense efforts are coordinated, a House member who oversees cybersecurity programs said today.

Leaders commended for contributions to info security

The sixth annual 2009 Government Information Security Leadership Awards were given by (ISC)2, an association that certifies information security professionals.

DHS Web sites vulnerable to hackers, IG says

The DHS inspector general has found vulnerabilities related to uneven security patch management in the department's nine most popular Web sites.

Judge sends Deepwater false claims lawsuit to trial

A U.S. District Court judge refuses to dismiss the False Claims Act lawsuit against the Deepwater contractors and sets trial for next year.

DHS falling short on small vessel security, IG says

The Homeland Security Department does not have an effective strategy or technologies in place to counteract the threat of attacks by terrorists who arrive on small boats, according to a new report.

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