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Homeland Security

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Christine Fritsch: Big data analytics is growing in federal law enforcement

Justice Department spending on analytics software grew by a third in the last two years and at the Homeland Security Department, it rose by 50 percent. Continue reading

Cyber products to get further scrutiny under new DHS plan

DHS is adding more rigor to vendor supply chains for a governmentwide cybersecurity initiative. Continue reading

DHS Wants to Verify Drones, Devices are What They Say They Are

The Homeland Security Department wants to ensure its electronic devices can’t be spoofed, and it’s looking to the private sector for help. Continue reading

DHS Achieves an Acquisition First for the Agency

The Homeland Security Department’s acquisition struggles have been in Congress’ crosshairs for years Continue reading

Getting agencies access to insider threat solutions

Stories about insider threats pop up with alarming frequency. Continue reading

How DHS’ acquisition oversight strategy is picking up steam

For the first time since GAO began its annual review of major DHS acquisition programs, all 26 had an approved baseline, according to a new report. Continue reading

CDM program to get facelift to fix problems with initial $6B contract

Homeland Security Department officials hailed the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program in August 2013 when it and the General Services Administration awarded the $6 billion contract as a network security program that would provide a “standard measure of protection across government within three years.” Source: CDM program to get facelift to fix problems with … Continue reading

NIST Must Audit Federal Cybersecurity Because DHS Isn’t, Hill Staffer Says

A senior House science committee staffer Friday defended controversial legislation expanding the authorities of the government’s cybersecurity standards agency, saying it’s necessary because other agencies aren’t stepping up to the job. Source: NIST Must Audit Federal Cybersecurity Because DHS Isn’t, Hill Staffer Says – Nextgov.com

House bill would keep election systems ‘critical’

A new bill introduced in the House of Representatives would further solidify state election systems as U.S. critical infrastructure Continue reading

Immigration modernization a work in progress

Efforts to modernize immigration processing systems at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services have been rocky in the last couple of years, but the agency’s acting director told a congressional panel that it’s making some progress Continue reading