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GAO upholds Raytheon's protest, says CBP should reassess virtual border fence proposals

The Government Accountability Office recently upheld Raytheon Corp.'s protest that the Customs and Border Protection improperly awarded a $145 million contract for a virtual border fence along the southwest border to a competitor. The GAO recommended that CBP reevaluate the proposals from Raytheon and EFW Inc.

Senate committee OKs bill aimed at improving DHS chemical plant security program

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on July 30 approved bipartisan legislation aimed at improving the effectiveness of the Homeland Security Department's chemical security program.

DHS official says reports that portable radiation detectors will cost $1M apiece are wrong

The head of the Homeland Security Department's office charged with preventing nuclear terrorism said a recently issued solicitation is not looking to purchase portable radiation detection devices that will cost up to a $1 million apiece.

As federal property is reduced, offices could shrink

As the federal government reduces its real estate footprint, feds could see their office space shrink. Agency executives told a House panel Wednesday that they plan to decrease by as much as 50 percent the average square foot per federal employee.

DHS now reports to more congressional committees than it did when 9/11 Commission called for consolidation

In 2004, the Homeland Security Department reported to 88 different committees and subcommittees of Congress. The 9/11 Commission urged Congress to consolidate oversight to make it less fragmented—but now, a decade later, the department reports to 92 committees and subcommittees.

As Congress mulls options to deal with migrant chldren, agencies try to cope with border crisis

The Senate Appropriations Committee chairwoman released a draft bill July 23 that would provide more than $1 billion in emergency funding to help the Homeland Security Department and other departments cope with the influx of unaccompanied minors crossing the southwestern border.

House approves bill that could potentially reclassify some TSA employees, reduce their pay

The House on July 22 passed a bill that could potentially reclassify some Transportation Security Administration criminal investigators as non-law enforcement workers- and reduce their salaries.

US government conducts largest cyber-defense exercise to protect critical infrastructure

The U.S. government has just wrapped up one of the largest cyber exercises to date, involving more than 500 participants from the military, law enforcement, civilian agencies, academia and the commercial sector.

GOP congressman seeks more transparency about migrant children's whereabouts in US

A Republican congressman said he intends to introduce legislation directing federal officials to account for the whereabouts of unaccompanied migrant children that are flooding the Southwest border.

NGA, DHS and DoD agree on joint plan to strengthen cybersecurity

State governors and the Homeland Security and Defense departments said they've agreed on a joint plan to help strengthen cybersecurity across the United States.