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DHS OIG: TSA Lacks Oversight of Credentials Program Security Threat Assessment

The Department of Homeland Security‘s office of the inspector general has said the Transportation Security Administration lacks oversight and guidance over the Transportation Worker Identification Credentials program’s background check process. A DHS OIG report published Sept. 1 stated the TWIC program office focuses more on customer service than the program’s effectiveness and the program office lacks authority …

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FAA Releases Aeronautical Knowledge Test Preparation Materials for Small UAS Operators

The Federal Aviation Administration has published extensive materials to help unmanned aerial system operators prepare for the implementation of a new rule governing the use of small non-recreational drones. FAA said Thursday its Part 107 rule, set to take effect Aug. 29, will require people who fly commercial drones to either obtain a remote pilot certificate with a small UAS rating or be …

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DHS’ Jeh Johnson Speaks at Middle Eastern Law Enforcement Officers Association Conference

Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has highlighted DHS’ commitment to help keep communities safe during a speech at the first annual conference of the Middle Eastern Law Enforcement Officers Association in Dearborn, Michigan. MELOA comprises several department employees who aim to promote trust through community engagement, George Selim, director of DHS’ office for community …

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House Panel OKs $41B Homeland Security Discretionary Budget for FY 2017

The House Appropriations Committee has passed by a voice vote a bill that would allocate $41.1 billion in discretionary funds to the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2017. The committee said Wednesday the DHS appropriations bill would authorize $7.3 billion in funds to help the Federal Emergency Management Agency perform emergency response …

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GAO Recommends TSA Update Airport Security Risk Assessment Method

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Transportation Security Administration to update its assessment methods for airport security in order to help schedule resources for what TSA identifies as high-priority risks. GAO said Tuesday TSA developed a comprehensive risk assessment of perimeter and access control security in May 2013 after the …

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Luke McCormack: DHS Seeks ‘Ready Access’ to Tech Through Agile Development, Open Source Buys

The Department of Homeland Security is looking at agile development and open source software approaches for its technology acquisition and implementation initiatives, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes DHS has kicked off five pilot programs for the Citizenship and Immigration Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Immigration and Custom Enforcement …

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Wash Biz Journal: GSA Restarts Search for New TSA HQ

The General Services Administration has restarted its search for a new Transportation Security Administration headquarters after a federal court rescinded GSA’s selection of Victory Center in Alexandria to house TSA, the Washington Business Journal reported Friday. TSA had initially planned to move into the Victory Center in 2018 but its transition to new headquarters will be delayed until mid-2020 following an amended …

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