House Homeland Security Committee

(AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Tanker trucks are parked near the entrance of Colonial Pipeline Company Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in Charlotte, N.C.  The operator of the nation’s largest fuel pipeline has confirmed it paid $4.4 million to a gang of hackers who broke into its computer systems. That's according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. Colonial Pipeline’s CEO Joseph Blount told the Journal that he authorized the payment after the ransomware attack because the company didn’t know the extent of the damage.   (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

CISA under pressure to put more teeth in cyber requirements following Colonial Pipeline attack

Lawmakers are questioning whether CISA is involved enough in responding to cyber incidents and overseeing the security of critical infrastructure sectors.

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(AP Photo/John Bazemore)A Transportation Security Administration employee helps air travelers submit their bags for inspection at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Is the General Schedule the best way to raise pay, morale for TSA workers?

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GAO flags longstanding quality and organizational concerns with DHS OIG

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Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.)

Katko calls for $5B CISA budget to reflect its ‘quarterback’ status

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(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 file photo, the Microsoft company logo is displayed at their offices in Sydney. Microsoft and four big European Union news industry lobbying groups unveiled their plan Monday Feb. 22, 2021, to push for a system to make big tech platforms pay for news, raising the stakes in the brewing battle over whether Google and Facebook should pay for journalism. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

CISA tells agencies to patch or unplug on-premise Microsoft email systems

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Lawmakers concerned CISA lacks ‘centralized visibility’ to hunt agency cyber threats

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Can the SolarWinds incident spur more action, less talk about supply chain security?

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(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)Donald Trump

Trump administration provides guidance for recent federal hiring EO

In today’s Federal Newscast, agencies have a little more guidance now on how they’re supposed to implement the president’s recent federal hiring executive…

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FILE - In this March 19, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump attends a teleconference with governors at the Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters, Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Washington. From left, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf, White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx and Adm. Brett Giroir, assistant secretary for health. There’s the standard process for getting urgently needed coronavirus equipment: send a request to FEMA. Then there’s the other way: have a buddy who can pick up the phone and call the Trump White House. Trump’s team has proudly recounted instances where a call to the White House has produced fast results for those who have an in with the president.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Poolm, File)

Senate, House Democrats blast FEMA for unfilled positions

In today’s Federal Newscast, a bicameral group of Democrats say top leadership vacancies at the Federal Emergency Management Agency are unacceptable.

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Rick Scott

A new proposal to dissolve some federal agencies

In today’s Federal Newscast, a new bill is introduced to set up a temporary federal commission to propose recommendations for eliminating certain agencies.

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