Chris Currie

(Associated Press Photo)Government Accountability Office, federal budget oversight

In the post-pandemic era, the government is still perfecting its bio-responses

Given everything that happened in the pandemic of 2020, one would think the government would have learned a thing or two about bio responses. It has learned…

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TSA Administrator David Pekoske

TSA’s biggest challenge in two decades? Securing better pay for frontline workers, leaders say

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(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)FEMA

Despite 2,000 reserve vacancies, FEMA insists it’s ‘ready every day of the year’

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Chris Currie: To-Do list for DHS’ re-org of NPPD

The Homeland Security Department said it will reorganize the National Protection and Programs Directorate. The Government Accountability Office said the…

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DHS moving forward with NPPD reorg plans, despite objections from Congress

A major focus for the National Protection and Programs Directorate reorganization is unifying the directorate’s physical and cyber infrastructures.

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DHS cancels $6 billon program to detect bioweapons, with no Plan B

After six years, the Department of Homeland Security decided in April to abandon its strategy to upgrade biological weapon detection equipment in large U.S. cities. But there is no backup plan so far, and the current system won’t last much longer. To date, DHS says it has actually expended only $61 million on Biowatch 3, and officials told the House Homeland Security Committee on Tuesday that they are moving quickly to come up with a new acquisition plan.

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