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Energy, DHS to Develop New Cyber Measures with Electric Companies

The Energy Department and the Department of Homeland Security will work with electric companies to develop new cybersecurity measures to protect the nation’s energy grid, DOE announced Thursday. The initiative is part of the White House’s newly released “Electric Sector Cybersecurity Risk Management Maturity” project. “Establishing a comprehensive cybersecurity approach …

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GAO Says Federal Financial Statement Flawed, Incomplete

The Government Accountability Office said on Wednesday it was not able to give an opinion on the Treasury Department‘s annual financial statement for the entire government. In his 6-page statement accompanying the full report, Comptroller General Gene Dodaro cited “material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting and other limitations on the …

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Breakdown of Agencies, Contract Spending for FY 2012

Some agency budgets were dealt cuts while others received increases in the fiscal year 2012 spending deal struck last week. In the mix of ups and downs, contractors came away with more certainty. In Monday’s Capital Business, Kevin Plexico, vice president of federal information solutions for research firm Deltek, outlined the allocated …

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CBP Commissioner Bersin Resigns

Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin has announced his resignation after nearly two years at the CBP. “My service as commissioner has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my public life,” said Bersin. “I am immensely proud of the significant and meaningful achievements we have made on …

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DHS Losing Head of National Cyber Security Division

The Department of Homeland Security has experienced a revolving door regarding its cybersecurity leadership of late, with another key official announcing her departure recently. Nicole Dean, the director of DHS’ National Cyber Security Division, has told her staff in an email she is leaving the government Jan. 22, 2012 according …

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DHS Looking to Place Returning Vets at SW Border

Excess equipment and personnel may be a new resource to the Department of Homeland Security for stateside border control, according to a NextGov report. Customs and Border Protection is seeing the influx of returning veterans as an opportunity to place additional personnel at the southwest border. However timely it may …

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