Both programs provide a basic level of security across the federal government regardless of an agency's cybersecurity skill set or resources at a given moment.
The changes reflect the legal pressure brought about by a 2010 lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of 13 Americans, who challenged their inclusion on the list.
Home addresses of senior and former officials of the Homeland Security Department, FBI and other agencies were posted online allegedly by an unidentified right-wing extremist group, the news organization reported April 15.
Analysis found that DHS's Domestic Nuclear Detection Office has shortfalls in its documentation procedures, making it difficult to understand how well its R&D investments are addressing the gaps in the government's global nuclear detection architecture.
A draft overlay for the Trusted Internet Connection, or TIC, is now available for public comment, marking a first step toward increasing agencies' flexibility in adopting cloud solutions.
The Homeland Security Department announced April 2 that about $1.6 billion in grant funding to state, local, tribal and territorial governments, among others, is available to help improve the nation's readiness in preventing, responding to and recovering from terrorist attacks.
Congressional investigators criticized the Federal Protective Service, which is responsible for protecting nearly 9,000 federal facilities, for not effectively managing a program in which it authorizes other agencies to manage security at their facilities rather than FPS itself.
Agencies in the Homeland Security Department have been trying establish interoperable radio communications along the southwest border, but they've fallen short of testing and managing such initiatives as well as getting users better trained on the upgraded systems.
The Government Accountability Office said DHS has improved certain aspects of its acquisition management process in recent years, which is important to make sure that programs are living up to their promise.
Reginald Brothers, who heads the Homeland Security Department's research and development arm, took to Twitter March 1, answering questions ranging from cybersecurity and airport security to the Islamic State.