Workforce

A work in progress

Experts debate whether the creation of DHS boosted technology programs as expected.

Cybersecurity

DHS bill slashes research funds

DHS appropriations provides more IT funding, but critics say it lacks a vision.

IT Modernization

A new direction for open source

Software vendors consider switch to fee-based model.

Workforce

DHS awards $1.1B in contracts for nuclear detection

Raytheon, Thermo Electron and Canberra Industries each received contracts for the Advanced Spectroscopic Portal program.

Workforce

DHS, DOJ update National Info Exchange Model

The beta standard shows significant progress toward improving information sharing among federal, state, local and tribal law governments.

Cybersecurity

UPDATED: Markle suggests ways info sharing, security can coexist

Public trust is critical to properly sharing information, the foundation and other experts say.

IT Modernization

A year later, still no DHS cybersecurity chief

Some IT industry groups are getting impatient waiting for the department to choose an assistant secretary for cybersecurity and telecommunications.

Cybersecurity

UPDATED: Hackers hit State Department

The agency joins a growing list of federal organizations to report successful security breaches.

Cybersecurity

Input: Cybersecurity threats, regs drive IT spending

Spending could rise to $6.3 billion in fiscal 2011, an 18.9 percent increase from fiscal 2006, the firm's report states.

Workforce

Negroponte: Intell info-sharing plan due this month

The director of national intelligence also praised his office for taking other steps to improve information sharing.

Workforce

DHS: EAGLE will solidify standards

Awarding of IDIQ contracts could signal a new phase in evolution of IT at DHS.

Workforce

Panel: Networking, motivation key to middle managers’ success

Being proactive and embracing risks are also essential, a panel of government experts said.

IT Modernization

FCC seeks comments to improve disaster comms

Proposed rules aim to restore the telecommunications infrastructure faster after a catastrophe.

Cybersecurity

Wright named acting US-VISIT deputy director

Longtime federal official is U.S. team leader of the technical working groups for US-VISIT implementation for both the Canadian and Mexican borders.

Workforce

DHS names new operations director

Roger Rufe Jr., a retired Coast Guard vice admiral, replaced Matthew Broderick.

Workforce

DHS completes National Infrastructure Protection Plan

The plan provides procedures for establishing priorities and will help in the annual budget processes for all federal agencies responsible for protecting critical infrastructure.

Workforce

Armstrong: EAGLE contracts will improve IT management

DHS' deputy CIO says EAGLE will help the department inject interoperability and standardization into its enterprise architecture.

Workforce

Senators propose more visible role for FEMA

Under the proposal, the agency's administrator would have direct access to the president during emergencies and would gain authority to communicate directly with Congress.

IT Modernization

Symantec combines threat intell feeds, consulting

Consultants periodically tweak the Symantec Threat and Vulnerability Management Program, which allows users to remediate threats and vulnerabilities while adhering to compliance requirements.

Workforce

Bush nominates retired admiral to head DHS directorate

If confirmed, Jay Cohen would be the permanent replacement for Charles McQueary as head of the Science and Technology Directorate.

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