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GAO Upholds Contractor Protest of DHS Financial System Award

The Government Accountability Office this week overturned the Homeland Security Department’s award of a departmentwide financial management system to CACI, sources familiar with GAO’s decision told Nextgov. GAO spokesman Chuck Young confirmed the agency’s decision in an e-mail. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Coalition Offers Cybersecurity Roadmap

A white paper published by an unprecedented coalition of industry associations and a civil liberties group Tuesday makes cybersecurity recommendations for the Obama administration to advanced its two-year-old Cyberspace Policy Review. The recommendations seek to impart a seven-point cybersecurity roadmap by strengthening cooperation between the public and private sectors through the combined expertise of the… Keep Reading

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Committee Expresses Bipartisan Agreement on DHS Fiscal 2012 Budget

Lawmakers on the House Homeland Security Committee Thursday expressed bipartisan dismay at the prospect of budget cuts at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in fiscal 2011 and 2012, agreeing that they would result in unacceptable losses in border security and cybersecurity in particular. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the committee’s ranking member, expressed specific alarm… Keep Reading

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Information Sharing: The 9/10/11 Project

Imagine it is September 10, 2011 – 9/10/11 – a full decade since the devastating terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Is our nation equipped for whatever catastrophe may happen tomorrow? How have our prevention, preparedness, response and resiliency structures changed, matured and become operational? The Homeland Security & Defense Business Council’s 9/10/11 Project looks… Keep Reading

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Cyber Security: The 9/10/11 Project

Imagine it is September 10, 2011 – 9/10/11 –a full decade since the devastating terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Is our nation equipped for whatever catastrophe may happen tomorrow? How have our prevention, preparedness, response and resiliency structures changed, matured and become operational? The Homeland Security & Defense Business Council’s 9/10/11 Project looks at… Keep Reading

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Cybersecurity a Potential Nightmare for Officials

Cybersecurity is a potential "nightmare" for the Department of Homeland Security in the years ahead, as well as concerns about home grown terrorists and intelligence sharing, officials said at a seminar marking the department’s eight anniversary. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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US Visas Vulnerable to Insider Threat, IG Says

Systems that issue US visas to foreign visitors and residents remain too vulnerable to disgruntled or criminal employees and contractors at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the DHS inspector general warned recently. Although US Citizenship and Immigration Services (UCIS) has taken some steps to mitigate the risk of insider threats, the agency could do… Keep Reading

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Balancing Contractors and Feds at DHS

The Homeland Security Department has made some notable progress on an initiative that aims to strike the perfect balance between federal employees and contractors within its workforce. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Market Monitor: Finmeccanica Expanding at Home and Abroad

The management of Finmeccanica, Italy’s defense champion, sees its future in building up a strong presence in security areas ranging from cybersecurity to integrated security solutions for developing countries. An industrial behemoth, Finmeccanica, Rome, has undergone a transformation in recent years, making key acquisitions that have given it major positions in the United Kingdom and… Keep Reading

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OMB Turns Up Oversight Heat with Cyberstat

The Office of Managementand Budget had success using techstats to fix problematic IT systems. Now, Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra said agencies should get ready for similar cybersecurity oversight. Cyberstat sessions are a new, more intense brand of oversight to plug security holes in agency networks. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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