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Sen. Tom Carper: HQ Consolidation Could Save DHS $1B

A report from Sen. Tom Carper (D-Delaware) estimates that the Department of Homeland Security will save nearly $1.2 billion over 30 years if DHS completes the  consolidation of its headquarters at the St. Elizabeths West campus in Washington, D.C. The report, titled “DHS Headquarters Consolidation at St. Elizabeths: Better Results for Less Money,” recommends the incoming administration …

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Senators Seek Updates on OMB’s Pilot Program for Federal Contractor Reporting

Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) and Tom Carper (D-Delaware) have requested the Office of Management and Budget to provide updates on a pilot program that seeks to reduce reporting costs for federal contractors in compliance with the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014. In a letter published Tuesday, the lawmakers asked OMB Director Shaun Donovan to provide information on how …

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Sens. Ron Johnson, Tom Carper Ask OMB’s Shaun Donovan for Federal Data Security Guidance Revision

Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) and Tom Carper (D-Delaware) have asked the Office of Management and Budget to provide updates on OMB’s efforts to revise a policy on how federal agencies can manage and protect information resources from cyber threats. In a letter published Wednesday, the lawmakers asked OMB Director Shaun Donovan to inform the Senate …

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Lawmakers Seek to Address Federal Duplication Through Bipartisan Bill

House and Senate lawmakers have introduced a bipartisan bill that would require federal agency executives to address redundancies uncovered by the Government Accountability Office, Federal Times reported Thursday. Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) cosponsored the Getting Results through Enhanced Accountability and Transparency Act of 2016 with Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Rep. Steve …

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Sen. Tom Carper Asks OMB for Info on Federal Cyber Defense Tech Acquisition Process

Sen. Tom Carper has asked Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan to provide information about OMB’s efforts to help agencies accelerate their procurement and implementation of cyber defense tools. Carper told Donovan in a letter published Thursday that he wants the OMB to submit its response to the Senate Homeland Security and …

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DHS, DOJ Report Ransomware Incidents at Federal Agencies

The Department of Homeland Security has said it has received 321 reports of ransomware-related incidents from 29 federal agencies, The Hill newspaper reported Wednesday. Cory Bennett writes DHS noted that there were no cases in which agencies paid threat actors due to the inability of the malware to infect the agencies’ network …

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Senate Committee Endorses Beth Cobert as Full-Time OPM Head

Beth Cobert, acting director at the Office of Personnel Management, has received the full support of a Senate committee to lead the agency on a full-time basis, The Hill newspaper reported Wednesday. Cory Bennett writes the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted Wednesday to advance Cobert’s nomination as permanent OPM director to a final …

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Sens. Ron Johnson, Tom Carper Ask DOJ, DHS Chiefs on Anti-Ransomware Efforts

Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) have issued letters to inquire about the efforts the departments of Homeland Security and Justice launched to counter attacks related to ransomware. The letter sent to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson Thursday asks how the adoption of Einstein threat prevention tool has reduced the incidence of ransomware at government …

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Nextgov: Sen. Ron Johnson Raises Concerns Over Governmentwide ‘Einstein’ Cyber Tool Adoption

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) has said a classified audit report by the Government Accountability Office proves that a tool that works to detect cyber threats is not widely adopted across government agencies, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Aliya Sternstein writes the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the cyber surveillance tool, did not disclose the …

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