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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

GSA, DHS begin to tip their hand about future of CDM program

The General Services Administration and the Homeland Security Department continue to send signals of how they will move forward after that initial BPA expires in August 2018. Continue reading

Variety of management issues on DHS’ plate for 2017

top-level leadership is going to be key to helping the agency’s multiple components improve management functions and strengthen the workforce. Continue reading

New DHS Acquisition Rules Proposal Could Disrupt Contracts, Hurt Small Business

DHS’s Office of the Chief Procurement Officer on Jan. 18 issued three proposed rules that would require privacy training and security awareness training for contractors, and would add five new categories of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)—unclassified information that is still sensitive—that contractors will need to secure and manage. Continue reading

Statement by Secretary Johnson Concerning the Deployment of Einstein 3A

E3A has the ability to prevent unwanted intrusions and exfiltrations by known bad actors Continue reading

DHS should house new cyber agency, experts tell President-elect

Former federal government and current industry technology experts say time has come for DHS to have a separate component that is focused solely on cybersecurity issues. Continue reading