The House Homeland Security Committee approved its 80th bill this session to reorganize and rename the Homeland Security Department’s National Programs and Protections Directorate.
Jeh Johnson, the DHS secretary, certified March 17 that the agency met the requirement in the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act to accept and provide cyber threat data in real time with the private sector.
House lawmakers criticized the Homeland Security Department’s mismanagement over the last 12 years of its initiative to modernize and consolidate its HR systems, saying the agency spent $180 million over the last 12 years and received few benefits.
DHS plans to release a new terror alert system after its previous system failed to keep citizens informed of threats.
Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy says the agency is in the process of disciplining agents involved in the scandal, but some lawmakers and watchdogs say the incident is just one example of a governmentwide problem.
The House has passed a bill supporters say will streamline the agency's many moving parts by making management leaner and more efficient.
A major focus for the National Protection and Programs Directorate reorganization is unifying the directorate's physical and cyber infrastructures.
The House Committee on Homeland Security favorably recommended more than a dozen bills aimed at strengthening national security and improving management and oversight within DHS.
The House Homeland Security Committee passed the Countering Violent Extremism Act. The bill creates a "Combating Violent Extremism" office within Homeland Security to focus on its international and domestic terrorism programs. Erroll Southers is the director of Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies at the University of Southern California and a former assistant secretary of the Transportation Security Administration. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose that countering violent extremism is important — but the committee should also think about the impacts of homegrown violence.
Breaking news on Monday: NASA is getting a new deputy chief information officer. Sources say Renee Wynn is moving to the space agency after spending the last four years as the Environmental Protection Agency’s deputy…
Collaboration between the Homeland Security Department\'s Science and Technology Directorate and its industrial base is still a work in progress. S&T Undersecretary Reginald Brothers outlines six main priorities for his directorate in September. But some industry groups say S&T needs to create more incentives so vendors get involved. Marc Pearl is the president and CEO of the Homeland Security and Defense Business Council. He testified recently before the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose about some of the goals within S&T, and the challenges that remain.
New bill to strengthen information sharing is a top legislative priority for House Homeland Security Committee.
A House subcommittee hosted a hearing Thursday to discuss emerging threats and technologies, but the topic that dominated conversation was whether the Homeland Security Department would be funded after Feb. 27.
Larry Zelvin, the director of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in DHS's National Protection and Programs Directorate, is expected to tell the House Homeland Security Committee Wednesday that the implementation of the advanced intrusion detection and prevention program known as Einstein is hampered by the lack of clarity of the exact role DHS is allowed to play under the current set of cybersecurity laws.