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House Committee Allots $39.7B for Homeland Security; Rep. Hal Rogers Comments

The House Appropriations Committee has released its bill to allocate $39.7 billion in discretionary funding for the Department of Homeland Security during fiscal year 2015. The Homeland Security Appropriations bill is meant to prioritize counterterrorism missions, threat-targeting activities and tactical equipment, the committee said Friday. The House is set to consider the …

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DHS to Hold October Cybersecurity Awareness Event; Essye Miller Comments

The U.S. Army is set to discuss cybersecurity policies, practices and training during an annual cybersecurity awareness event in October. The Department of Homeland Security will hold the 2014 National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Multistate Information Sharing and Analysis Center, the U.S. Army said Monday. Margaret …

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GAO Calls for Additional Revocation Process Oversight at DHS, DOD, ODNI

The Government Accountability Office has urged the the Defense and Homeland Security Departments and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to implement additional oversight of their personnel security revocation process. GAO said Sept. 8 that it found inconsistencies in how the three departments monitor data related to the number of employees who received security …

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Qualys’ Billy Rios: Procurement Process Key to Stopping Cyber Attacks on Federal Facilities

Billy Rios, director of threat intelligence at Qualys, has called for increased effort to protect private industry and federal industrial control systems over existing security regulations in place, FCW reported Friday. Mark Rockwell writes that a paper Rios presented during the Black Hat cybersecurity convention in August revealed backdoors, hard-coded …

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IBM’s Dan Chenok, John Lainhart: Threat Visibility Applications Vital to DHS’ CDM Program

Dan Chenok and John Lainhart, both executives at IBM Corp., believe applications for monitoring network threats and vulnerabilities are central to the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program, they wrote in an FCW article published Tuesday. Chenok, executive director of IBM’s center for the business of government, and …

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House OKs Homeland Security Acquisition Reform Bill

The House has approved a bill that would revamp the Department of Homeland Security’s acquisition process and require project cost reviews, Federal Times reported Tuesday. Andy Medici writes that Reps. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), Michael McCaul (R-Texas), Ron Barber (D-Ariz.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) introduced the DHS Acquisition Accountability and Efficiency …

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