Homeland Security

Hathaway’s departure renews worries about cyber-czar vacancy

Melissa Hathaway's resignation as the Obama administration’s acting senior director for cyberspace has caused scrutiny about how the Obama administration is accomplishing its extensive cybersecurity agenda.

White House cyber adviser Melissa Hathaway resigns

Melissa Hathaway, who led the administration's 60-day review of cyber policy and was considered a candidate for the new White House cyber coordinator position, will resign later this month, according to an article on The Wall Street Journal's Web site.

CACI strengthens watch desk operations at DHS

CACI International will provide watch desk operations for the National Protection and Program Directorate of the Homeland Security Department under a task order worth $14.2 million.

Do contracting officials often skirt procurement rules? Experts disagree.

Experts today reacted to reports of inappropriate procurement activities at the Homeland Security Department by saying it was unclear whether such actions are common at other federal agencies.

IBM to support U.K. air surveillance system

IBM Corp. will continue maintaining an air surveillance system for the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence under a five-year, $38 million (23 million pounds sterling) contract.

DHS officials had improper communications in four procurements

DHS officials had inappropriate communications and committed other improprieties in four procurements, according to a new report.

The hunt is on for cyberwarriors

A new program tries to find young people that could meet the government's need for more highly skilled cybersecurity professionals.

GTSI wins award to bolster security at Oakland port

GTSI Corp. will strengthen security at California’s Oakland port facilities under a $7 million contract.

Coast Guard contracts chief plans major overhaul

The new head of the Coast Guard acquisitions unit said he wants to make permanent the relationships between the new unit and the Homeland Security and Defense departments.

E-Verify system can't detect ID theft, witnesses say

Former agency officials told a Senate subcommittee that the E-Verify system for employment verification cannot detect identity theft.

DHS defends sole-source software buy

The Homeland Security Department has published a justification for awarding a $782,000 sole-source software contract for risk-assessment software services.

DHS another step closer to departmentwide debarments

DHS on July 16 published a new interim rule on suspensions and debarments for nonprocurement-related entities.

Real lD vs. PASS ID turns on technology debate

Backers of a new driver's license security program say the current Real ID program's costly IT requirements are unnecessary and won't work for states.

SAIC grows with purchase of cybersecurity firm

Science Applications International Corp. has acquired Atlan Inc., a cybersecurity product-testing firm in McLean, Va.

Cyberattacks add fuel to cybersecurity debate

Cyberattacks on government agencies' Web sites underscore the complex policy questions of cyber defense and offense, experts say.

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