Homeland Security officials told Congress Wednesday they have made major strides in sharing intelligence information as a matter of policy and practice. DHS also is exploring the possibility of a departmentwide intelligence doctrine. Non-interoperable IT systems, however, remain a major obstacle.
Administrator said it will help employee morale and will not negatively impact security. Lawmakers wanted assurances that if employees would go on strike, Pistole would fire them.
DHS is in the final stages of deploying version 2 of Einstein across the government, and already is making plans for version 3.
Secretary Janet Napolitano said the Einstein 3 software will be deployed across the government to detect and disrupt malicious cyber activity. Cybersecurity among the hot topics Napolitano highlighted during her State of Homeland Security address.
In the next few weeks, House Republicans will select new committee chairmen, and Congressman Peter King is the presumptive chairman of the Homeland Security Committee. He wants to take the panel back to its original purpose of overseeing the Department of Homeland Security and the war on terrorism.
From “Support snowballs early for Senate cyber bill” by Max Cacas on FederalNewsRadio.com: “The House Homeland Security panel received the report of Richard Skinner, the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security, on continuing…
CBP to implement and evaluate technologies at two sites in Arizona this year to see how well SBINet works and whether to continue deploying the technology. These tests are part of Secretary Napolitano\'s assessment of SBINet\'s value. Lawmakers remain pessimistic that the program can get back on track.
A cybersecurity bill authored by three prominent Senators not only has the support of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid - it\'s also picked up support from several influential members of the House of Representatives. Meanwhile, the House Homeland Security Committee finds more questions than answers as it tries to understand the scope of the challenge of protecting America\'s cyber infrastructure.
With a headcount of contractors who work for one of the largest federal agencies in hand yesterday, Sen. Joseph Lieberman (ID-Conn.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, began a review of the DHS fiscal year 2011 proposed budget.
Lawmakers question TSA, NPPD on 2010 budget proposals. Rep. Jackson-Lee says NPPD may need to be reorganized.
Review part of Napolitano\'s priorities for department
Republicans on the the House Homeland Security Committee are concerned over the removal of several specific areas from the committee’s oversight plan. The Democrats detailed some of their agenda Wednesday during a business meeting. Several…
The House Homeland Security Committee is one of more than 80 House and Senate organizations that oversee some part of the Homeland Security Department. Committee members–both Democrat and Republican–know that needs to change. Congressman Bennie…