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DHS has never properly tested its catastrophic biological attack detection system, GAO says

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.

Critical infrastructure oversight agencies aren't properly reporting cybersecurity metrics, finds GAO

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.

DHS OIG identifies areas for improvement, need for additional OMB guidance in annual FISMA review

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.

McCain lambastes Obama cyber strategy, urges sanctions in letters to senior officials

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.

CBP to expand use of mobile, body cameras at points of entry

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.

OPM, DHS, OMB officials back out of closed-door meeting with House committee

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.

DHS issues first 2 cyber solicitations under 5-year BAA

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.

Spotlight: USCIS digitization program was not 'too big to fail,' says Jeh Johnson

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.

Spotlight: DHS gets green light for 1,000 new cyber positions

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. 

Despite damning checkpoint review, watchdog optimistic about direction of TSA

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.