Homeland Security

DHS could hire 1,000 more cybersecurity professionals

The Homeland Security Department plans to hire up to 1,000 new employees to work in cybersecurity, officials said today.

FEMA falls short on warning systems, GAO says

A GAO official cited FEMA's lack of progress on its public alert systems for disasters, but a FEMA official defended the agency's pace.

DHS establishes office for intelligence-sharing centers

The Homeland Security Department will establish a new office to coordinate its involvement with intelligence-sharing centers that rely on information technology.

GAO says more planning needed for DHS emergency communications

The Homeland Security Department should beef up plans for key officials to communicate when networks go down, GAO recommends.

DHS intell office to realign IT capabilities

The Homeland Security Department's top intelligence official told a House subcommittee how IT would help share security information.

Outsourcing some services could be risky

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency plans to outsource disaster recovery planning, raising security questions.

USCIS redesigns Web site to improve usability, access

Obama administration sees redesigned site as a model for others.

DHS considers new structure for EAGLE II

The Homeland Security Department is considering getting rid of all functional categories and allowing broad competition for the possible EAGLE II-Unrestricted acquisition vehicle.

Authentication said key to cybersecurity

Bruce McConnell, a top cybersecurity official, said authentication of users and devices is key to cybersecurity.

TSA needs privacy IT tools, IG says

The TSA has made progress in implementing privacy protections, but still needs to beef up its monitoring and enforcement with automated tools, DHS Inspector General Richard Skinner says.

Lawmakers hit DHS on electronic border surveillance system

Lawmakers scolded Homeland Security Department officials for the latest round of delays on the SBInet electronic border surveillance project.

DOD opens some classified information to non-federal officials

Some officials working at state and local intelligence fusion centers will have limited access to data on the Defense Department's classified network.

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