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// by Kylie Bielby

Agencies Educate Employees for Insider Threat Month

Reviews conducted after insider threat incidents — such as the loss of classified information or an active shooter — have shown that many of the insider's colleagues were aware something was off, but they never said anything. Keep Reading

// by Kylie Bielby

GAO Uncovers Weaknesses in Federal Information Security

In its latest review, the results of which were published July 26, GAO found most of the agencies it assessed had weaknesses in most security control areas. It also found that Inspectors General had reported ineffective programs at 18 of 24 major agencies. Keep Reading

// by Kylie Bielby

OIG: The High Costs of Low Value DHS Contracts

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has taken steps to improve oversight of acquisition programs costing more than $300 million. But do acquisitions costing less than $300 million consequently receive less attention? Keep Reading

// by Kylie Bielby

GAO Tells DOD and DHS to Better Assess Counterdrug Activities

The Departments of Defense and Homeland Security have formed task forces to combat the flow of illicit drugs into the United States. A Government Accountability Office assessment of these task forces has found only one had measures to determine the effectiveness of its activities. Keep Reading

// by Homeland Security Today

WATCH: South Canyon Fire Case Study – Wildfire Prep

According to the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s Climate Science Special Report, “Southeastern landscapes are dominated by private lands and relatively high human populations, so changes in social behavior (for example, human-caused fire ignitions), policy (for example, fire suppression), and climate can affect wildfire activity.27 Modeling studies suggest that the southeastern United States will experience… Keep Reading

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