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OMB Sets IT Deadlines for Agencies

The Office of Management and Budget is setting deadlines for agency chief information officers to implement monitoring software, according to budget documents obtained by Federal News Radio. Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra sent agency CIOs guidance as part of the 2012 budget request in December. The continuous monitoring mandate …

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Sequel to SBInet Coming Soon?

In a high-profile move recently, the Department of Homeland Security canceled SBInet, a $1 billion border program, long under a microscope for underperforming. But don’t count high-tech border surveillance programs out just yet. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection last week issued a request for information from industry about “insight” …

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DHS Cancels ‘Troubled’ SBInet Program

After months of speculation and guessing games, more than $1 billion spent and a mere 53 miles of the Southwest border covered, the Department of Homeland Security canceled the virtual border fence program known as SBInet. “SBInet cannot meet its original objective of providing a single, integrated border security technology …

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NSA Breaks Ground on $1.2B Cybersecurity ‘Spy Center’

The Intelligence Community’s efforts to strengthen cybersecurity got a billion-dollar upgrade last week. The National Security Agency, along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, broke ground last Thursday on a plot in Utah that eventually will become a one million square-foot, $1.2 billion state-of-the-art data center on the grounds …

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Gates, Napolitano, Holder React to Giffords Shooting

The Saturday shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), which killed six people, including a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl, and wounded 14 others, according to police, has spurred reactions across the federal government and Congress. USA Today reports political leaders across the spectrum and throughout the halls of government …

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DHS Deems Critical Infrastructure Month Successful

While many people were celebrating the New Year, the Department of Homeland Security was marking the end of Critical Infrastructure Month. The month-long campaign’s purpose was to raise awareness about the vital role protecting things such as telecommunications networks, nuclear and chemical facilities, and transportation systems plays in U.S. national …

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