President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget request suggests personnel cuts at the majority of the 24 largest federal agencies. But the Homeland Security Department is one of the few that could undergo a bit of a hiring spree next year.
The Office of Management and Budget and the Department of Homeland Security led a much more coordinated and informed defense against the WannaCry cyber attack that began May 12.
Kevin Cox, the continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program manager, said 11 agencies have dashboards in place and more are expected to come online in the next few months.
In the wake of a major cybersecurity incident last week, federal information technology officials on Wednesday said the balancing act between cyber hygiene compliance and workforce morale remains an ongoing problem.
The Defense Department’s Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS) participated in Vibrant Response 17 over the last month in an effort to better prepare for a whole of nation response to a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack or accident.
The Homeland Security Department spent 40 percent of its budget on personnel costs in fiscal 2016. That share may continue to rise, as the department attempts to hire 10,000 new immigration officers and 5,000 border patrol agents to meet the Trump administration’s priorities. But DHS leaders say data analytics, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things will need to play a bigger role.
The Homeland Security Department’s inspector general found Immigration and Customs Enforcement doesn’t do a good job managing how it supervises and deports so-called non-detained aliens. John Shiffer, chief inspector in the Homeland Security Office of Inspector General, shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Tomas Okeefe and Chris Wiedemann, market research consultants at immixGroup, join host Mark Amtower on this week’s Amtower Off Center to federal tech spending during the rest of fiscal year 2017. May 8, 2017
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, two senior Republican lawmakers have called for reassurances from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that is not interfering with its employees’ communications with members of Congress.
With a planned database, the Homeland Security Department aims to help cybersecurity insurers provide products that would-be customers can afford yet provide the coverage they need. Federal Drive with Tom Temin talks to Matt Shabat, director of performance management at DHS, who is a finalist in this year’s Government Information Security Leadership Awards sponsored by (ISC)².
The Homeland Security Department’s Science and Technology directorate is publishing the latest deep dive into mobile device security and how to make sure federal agencies can use these essentially consumer devices safely. Vincent Sritapan, mobile security program director in the directorate, shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Passport Services also plans on rolling out push notifications for application renewals, as part of its efforts to reduce the burden on customer service phone lines.
The spending package gives the Homeland Security Department about $1.5 billion for border security activities for the remaining five months of the fiscal year. For civilian agencies, here are six other areas to take note of in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017.
Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas) is getting closer to introducing a bill to create a stand-alone cybersecurity agency in DHS, while the agency also is conducting an internal review of current capabilities and future needs.
The General Services Administration’s $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) telecommunications contract is back under a pre-award protest while DHS’s agile contract known as FLASH faces 12 complaints.