Utah has redesigned the official state Web site to include Web 2.0 tools and a section with government transparency features.
A senior House Democrat has introduced legislation to eliminate a DHS-run program to make intelligence and military satellite imagery more available to civilian agencies for domestic purposes.
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DHS announced $300 million in economic stimulus law funding is available for eligible port security and mass transit projects.
States will get the $250 million for student data systems under the economic stimulus law.
The government has updated its standard for reporting suspicious activity that could be linked to terrorism to deal with issues raised by civil liberties groups and police.
A DHS official confirmed that the department's platform for sharing sensitive but unclassified information with partner organizations was recently hacked.
The FBI and state authorities are investigating a case in which a hacker wants $10 million for the return of sensitive information, according to media reports.
Some of the $1.5 billion that the Obama administration has requested to fight the H1N1 virus – the cause of the swine flu outbreak — could go to state public health disease tracking and monitoring programs.
Two new House bills would open the General Services Administration's Multiple Award Schedules contracts to state and local governments.
A private firm is providing updates on the swine flu outbreak in Mexico to U.S. health agencies and the public.
Several cities have established Web sites to track the $50 billion in economic stimulus spending cities will get.