Homeland Security

E-Verify provision for contractors required by Senate

The Senate passed a provision to require federal contractors to use the E-Verify program on the same day DHS announced that contractors must use the program starting Sept. 8.

Cyberattacks could have been mitigated

Agency responses to cyberattacks on U.S. government sites demonstrates a need for better coordination between agency security officials and the companies that provide Internet services, experts say.

GAO: Costs surge on Deepwater project

The Coast Guard continues to face management problems with Deepwater and with its computer modernization program, GAO says.

Lawsuit claims Registered Traveler vendor committed fraud

Two law firms have filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of customers of a private operator of Registered Traveler services that shut down abruptly in late June.

SAIC snaps up R.W. Beck

Science Applications International Corp. will acquire R.W. Beck Group Inc., a provider of business and technical consulting services related to engineering, energy and infrastructure.

i2 acquires Knowledge Computing Corp.

I2 Inc. has acquired Knowledge Computing Corp., a provider of analysis software to law enforcement agencies.

Eye on M&A

Private equity deals in the government services market are coming fast and are good news for the foundering economy.

Smart video gains ground

Sales of smart-video systems are on the rise as new applications put power tools into the hands of everyday users.

DHS requires more personal information from employees, contractors

DHS says it is expanding the types of personal information it will collect on employees and contractors who require long-term access.

DHS launches cost-cutting measures

DHS has cited savings from recycling software, consolidating contracts and pursuing other cost-cutting measures.

DHS awards PACTS contract

The Homeland Security Department has awarded the $1.5 billion PACTS contract for professional services.

How DOD's certification program works

DOD published a manual describing various job categories, including technical and management positions, and the different certifications that meet the training requirement. Here are a few examples.

IG: Coast Guard not recouping on NSCs

The Coast Guard is not pursuing recoupment for structural and technical problems identified in the National Security Cutter program, according to a new report from the DHS inspector general.

QinetiQ NA will ship first-responder robots to Navy

QinetiQ North America will supply military first-responder robots to the Navy under a $56.4 million indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract.

Mandatory cyber certification: What good is it?

A debate rages over a Senate proposal to require certification or licensing for all cybersecurity professionals who work on government information systems.

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