Cybersecurity

FISMA amendment could redefine personally identifiable info

Sen. Norm Coleman introduced the bill, which would make OMB responsible for establishing policies and procedures for agencies to follow in the event of a data breach.

Cybersecurity

Lawmakers push compromise on ID cards

Bill calls for enhanced driver's licenses and changes to border passport program.

Workforce

Controversial passport card system put out for bid

Border state officials remain concerned about the potentially harmful effects of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative on cross-border commerce.

Workforce

NASA juggles a mixed workforce

Contractor-heavy NASA seeks ways to improve workforce management.

Workforce

GPO chief of staff nominated to be public printer

Robert Tapella would face a big challenge: making the office more technologically oriented while budgets continue to shrink.

Workforce

OMB to agencies: Use more performance-based contracts

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy says the contracts should make up 45 percent of agencies' awards through fiscal 2011.

Cybersecurity

GAO: FBI's internal network has critical security flaws

FBI Deputy CIO Dean Hall said the bureau didn't believe the weaknesses added up to an increased risk to FBI information.

House committee clears bill to establish Energy research agency

The proposed Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy would focus on developing and commercializing clean energy technologies.

Cybersecurity

New DHS plans target sector-specific infrastructure protection

The Sector-Specific Plans provide guidance for protecting 17 infrastructures and resources deemed important to protect under HSPD-7.

Cybersecurity

Lawmakers propose more money for cybercrime battle

The Cyber-Security Enhancement Act of 2007 would provide federal law enforcement agencies with $10 million a year for training and high-tech tools.

Workforce

Biometrics enter DHS exit system

Agency is developing regulations for how US-VISIT will take on next phase.

Workforce

TSA prepares for HR outsourcing award

Eight companies are eligible to compete for the Integrated Hiring Operations and Personnel Program.

Acquisition

GPO shops for better smart card printing capabilities

The Government Printing Office wants electronic card counters, software, and integration and consulting services.

Workforce

Committee chairman: DHS needs Plan B for exit tech

Rep. Bennie Thompson, chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, says the department still lacks biometric technology to track visitors leaving the country.

Workforce

ODNI chooses new acquisition deputy

Alden Munson will help drive the “Build Acquisition Excellence and Technology Leadership” part of the intelligence community’s 100-Day Plan for Integration and Collaboration.

Workforce

DHS about-faces on biometric exit process

Although it recently said the procedures are not ready for implementation, the department is forging ahead anyway.

Workforce

States make case for Real ID help

Several CIOs request more grant funding from DHS to pay for federal mandate.

Workforce

Serious games = serious training

Proponents of serious gaming say the industry has been slow to take off because it has relied mostly on limited government funding.

Workforce

Single-minded focus

DHS cybersecurity leader keeps an eye on the critical infrastructure.

Workforce

State CIOs struggle to get federal funds for IT programs

Forty state CIOs met with DHS officials during NASCIO's D.C. Fly-In to talk about getting support for Real ID Act implementation.

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