Homeland Security

Cyber plan gives DHS the keys

Proposed legislation from the White House would put the Homeland Security Department in charge of federal agencies' cybersecurity.

Before disaster strikes, FEMA looks to predict severity of calamity

FEMA has turned to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency for help in predicting the effects of potential Mississippi River flooding and providing imagery of areas devastated by flood waters and tornadoes.

ODNI report says office did no data mining in 2010

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has filed its latest required report on data mining.

Defense bill would include cyber warfare designations

The 2012 Defense Authorization Bill would include cyber warfare rules.

TWIC IDs could leave secure areas open to a terrorist attack, GAO finds

The Transportation Security Administration cannot ensure that the Transportation Worker Identification Credential always lands in the right hands, according to a new GAO report.

DHS nixes obsolete, controversial foreign visitor registration program

Automated information collection systems have left the manual processes of the National Security Entry-Exit Registration Program out-of-date, and the Homeland Security Department has canceled the program late last month.

Disaster response agencies need to go mobile, FEMA administrator says

The administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said disaster response agencies should take advantage of the widespread use of mobile phones to improve their disaster communications with the public.

Security of U.S. rail system attracts senator's attention

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) wants the Homeland Security Department to lead efforts to improve the security of the U.S. rail system.

Osama bin Laden's technologies uncovered

The military searches for answers into a terrorist's thinking by devouring the technology found at the bin Laden compound.

Why telework is in an agency's best interest

Teleworking is moving beyond just letting agency employees work from home; it's becoming a key element in continuity-of-operations planning, efforts to reduce pollution, and plans to save billions on unneeded real estate.

Report: FEMA IT systems not effective for disaster response

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's legacy IT systems have gaps, a new report states.

China may be winning cyber war

The pace of cyber espionage between China and the United States has accelerated in recent years, and China, with a campaign investigators call 'Byzantine Hades,' may have taken the upper hand, according to a Reuters report citing State Department cables and security experts.

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