Congress

Sens. Ron Johnson, Tom Carper Back Cyber Bill for Einstein Rollout Authorization

Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) have introduced a new bill to the Senate floor that would authorize the Department of Homeland Security to fully roll out a cyber ...
Tom Sharpe

DHS Signs Up for GSA OASIS Contract Vehicles; Tom Sharpe Comments

Tom Sharpe The Department of Homeland Security has inked a memorandum of understanding with the General Services Administration to adopt GSA’s professional services procurement vehicle ...
Richard Spires

OMB, CIOs to Assess Agencies’ FITARA Compliance; Richard Spires Comments

Richard Spires The Office of Management and Budget and a group of former and current federal chief information officers have partnered to assess how agencies implement the Federal Information ...
US department of homeland security

Frost & Sullivan: Vendors to See GovCon Opportunities With DHS on Cyber, Border Security

Frost & Sullivan reports that cybersecurity and border security vendors may see potential contracting opportunities with the Department of Homeland Security following the department’s ...
cybersecurity

Senate Bill Would Give DHS Oversight of ‘Dot-Gov’ Cybersecurity

Six senators have proposed a bipartisan bill to give the Department of Homeland Security power to monitor and manage the cybersecurity of U.S. government agency websites, Nextgov reported ...
Chris Cummiskey

Chris Cummiskey Suggests Focus Areas for DHS Cyber Efforts

Chris Cummiskey Chris Cummiskey, former acting undersecretary for management at the Department of Homeland Security, has outlined action steps he believes can help the department protect ...
cybersecurity

DHS, NIST, Tech Firms Collaborate to Promote Cybersecurity Automation Standards

The OASIS nonprofit organization has formed a committee consisting of government and technology industry representatives to develop open standards for automated analysis and sharing ...
WhiteHouse

White House Unveils Recommendations for US Immigration Reform

The White House, State Department and Department of Homeland Security have worked with internal and external stakeholders to establish recommended actions that would drive the government’s ...
cyber

House Appropriators OK $474M for DHS Network Surveillance Tool

The House Appropriations Committee has approved $474 million in funds for the Department of Homeland Security’s network surveillance system that works to scan government Web traffic ...
Jeh Johnson

Jeh Johnson: DHS Continues Cyber Efforts in Einstein Deployment, Info Sharing, CDM

Jeh Johnson Jeh Johnson, homeland security secretary, said the government’s 30-day review of federal cybersecurity one facet of a larger ongoing federal-wide effort to bolster ...