Sheriffs say local, state and federal officials need to work together to secure the U.S./Mexico border.
While federal law enforcement agencies investigate many cyber crimes, state and local authorities are gaining increasing abilities to take part.
The billions available for spending raise the potential for inappropriate use and mismanagement, GAO’s acting comptroller general said.
Since Janet Napolitano took over as Homeland Security secretary in January, she has vocally pledged her support for efforts to share homeland security-related information and intelligence between state, local and federal authorities. Her emphasis on such sharing predates many of the current federally driven efforts to integrate state and local authorities into the national-intelligence apparatus.
Federal and nonfederal interests don't always coincide in homeland security intelligence.
Some state governments project increasing costs for them to implement the Real ID Act because of delays by the Homeland Security Department in making IT and policy decisions, a new report says.
Worrall led the development of an online program used to fill drug prescriptions of uninsured people affected by major disasters.
Ressler, an IT specialist at Immigration and Customs Enforcement, launched the networking Web site GovLoop.com to better connect people involved in government.
Geisenberger led a task force that prompted legislative and regulatory changes that enabled the creation of a uniform electronic notary system used by banking and legal officials across the country.
Ryan, deputy director of the Small Business Administration’s Disaster Credit Management System Operations Center, led the design, development and deployment of an online loan application that allows people affected by a disaster to securely apply for loans.
As executive director of the Green River Area Development District, Shah overcame public skepticism and contractor turnover to lead the creation of a regional Internet broadband network that serves seven counties in western Kentucky.
Bressler successfully mobilized representatives of 150 organizations — including state, local, federal and tribal government agencies — as lead coordinator for an anti-terrorism training exercise.