The Department of Homeland Security has failed to properly test its system to detect biological attacks capable of causing 10,000 or more casualties, according to a newly released report from the Government Accountability Office.
Most sector-specific agencies of the federal government still have significant steps to take in mitigating cybersecurity risks that face key infrastructure, according to a recent report issued by the Government Accountability Office.
While the Homeland Security Department has made progress in strengthening its information security program, it is not fully in compliance with governmentwide requirements under the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014.
In letters to senior members of the Obama administration, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) blasted the president's cybersecurity strategy and argued for the use of sanctions against the Chinese government.
A Department of Homeland Security agency plans to expand its use of mobile, fixed, maritime and body cameras at points of entry and on government vehicles.
In a "last minute decision," representatives from OPM, DHS and OMB backed out of the classified briefing with the House Armed Services Committee that was scheduled for 10 a.m. yesterday morning, said the committee.
The Homeland Security Department last week issued the first two contract solicitations under a five-year broad agency announcement for cybersecurity tools and services the department launched last year.
Homeland Security Department Secretary Jeh Johnson issued a lengthy statement Nov. 11 outlining how the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is turning around a troubled records digitization program.
The Office of Personnel Management is permitting the Homeland Security Department to hire up to 1,000 cybersecurity professionals, according to a Nov. 10 notice in the Federal Register.
The latest round of covert tests of the Transportation Security Administration's airport screening operations unveiled serious problems, but the Homeland Security Department Inspector General said the agency is moving in the right direction.