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DHS Seeks Collaboration in IT

The Department of Homeland Security wants to increase collaboration on its IT projects, said DHS Chief Information Officer Richard Spires, continuing an ongoing theme of agency coordination Speaking before the American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council, Spires said this new approach, known as enterprise governance, would bring together those who …

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Battle Tested: Fight and Flight?

Over the past year, while major weapons systems have been canceled left and right as defense budgets have shrunk, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles have remained a bright spot in the market. In fact, some industry analysts predict the global market for UAVs will top $11.5 billion annually by 2020. However, while …

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DoD’s ‘Hybrid’ Cyber Policy

A top Defense Department official for cyber policy emphasized the need for collaboration across federal agencies and “hybrid models” to deal with cybersecurity. “For the past 14 months, we have been trying to continue to grow [U.S.] Cyber Command and its capabilities, at the same time looking at strategy and …

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Bilingual? The Feds Want YOU

Many federal agencies are lacking workers with foreign-language skills, and those workers with linguistic talents are suddenly finding themselves in demand, Government Executive reports. Director of the Government Accountability Office’s homeland security and justice division David Maurer told a Senate subcommittee in July the Defense Department, the Department of Homeland …

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Cyberspace: The Final Frontier?

The wars of the 20th century were fought on nearly all fronts: land, sea, air and, even in the era of high-tech satellites, space. But the Defense Department is now adding another frontier to the battlefield – cyberspace. “Information technology provides us with critical advantages in all of our war-fighting …

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NRO Mission Support Chief Addresses Intelligence Issues

Deputy Director of Mission Support for the National Reconnaissance Office Robert Zitz briefed the Intelligence and National Security Alliance last month on the timely issues of Multi-INT and information-sharing between intelligence agencies. Speaking before INSA’s Innovative Technology Council, Zitz emphasized access to communications, collaboration and support for intelligence-gatherers to better …

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DHS, DoD Double Down on Cybersecurity

The Defense Department and the Department of Homeland Security have developed a new cybersecurity framework to better coordinate cybersecurity policies for the federal government. The agreement, released in a memo yesterday, lays out broad guidelines for collaboration and cooperation between the two agencies in the area of cybersecurity, including personnel, …

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Up in the Air: Security Chiefs Brief Obama on Air Safety

President Barack Obama met with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and recently appointed Transportation Security Authority for an update on aviation security, according to a report in The Global Times. Official briefed Obama on DHS strategic plans for air safety, as well mass-transit transportation such as rail systems. …

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DHS’ Sunny Forecast for the Cloud

Department of Homeland Security Chief Information Officer Richard Spires announced plans to contract with a public cloud provider for its public sites, FierceGovernmentIT reported. In a speech before Input, a market analysis firm in Reston, Va., Spires also mentioned other steps DHS was taking to further employ cloud computing. For …

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Information Sharing Official Tells Agencies to Pick up Pace

In the post-9/11 world, government agencies in charge of national security information have learned how to share data. But now the government’s top official in charge of efforts to increase sharing efficiency wants agencies to speed up the process. Kshemendra Paul, program manager for the Information Sharing Environment, a presidentially …

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