Details so far on a proposed "federal cyber campus" contained within the White House budget proposal are scarce, beyond a few offhand references.
The proposed Homeland Security Department cybersecurity budget for the coming federal fiscal year amounts to $1.25 billion, show budget documents released today. DHS over the course of the Obama administration has assumed an increasingly central role in securing federal networks and in urging private sector companies considered to be " critical infrastructure " into better cybersecurity practices.
The General Services Administration asked Congress for the authority to spend the rent it collects from agencies on building repairs and maintenance as part of its fiscal 2015 budget request. "This is something that any responsible real estate manager in the private sector is able to do," GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini said during a press conference March 4.
Dan Tangherlini, the head of the General Services Administration, spoke with reporters Tuesday about the agency's fiscal 2015 budget request.
"The federal government is not able to demonstrate the reliability of significant portions" of its consolidated financial statements for the last two years, the GAO says in a Feb. 27 report, citing material weaknesses in internal controls.
"It is unclear the extent to which changes to the backlog estimates resulted from agencies' actions to manage their backlogs or changes in the ways the agencies determine their estimates," the report says.
A Homeland Security Department official said the department sees small and medium businesses as a key community for adoption of the cybersecurity framework released earlier this month. DHS released a request for information seeking feedback on the cybersecurity industry's capability to provide "broadly scalable cyber security solutions at an affordable cost" to small and medium businesses.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement not to go forward with a solicitation for a commercially-run nationwide license plate tracking database following public outcry against it.
A Minnesota man has the right to sell merchandise referring to the Homeland Security Department as the "Department of Homeland Stupidity," the federal government acknowledged in a Feb. 14 lawsuit settlement.
There's confusion within the federal government regarding the requirements for setting up information exchanges between agencies, finds the Government Accountability Office in a newly released Jan. 13 report.