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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.