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DHS signs agreement with GSA, gaining access to OASIS professional services contract

OASIS and the small business component provide access to a wide range of services, including program management, management consulting, logistics, engineering, scientific and financial.

Senators push bill to authorize EINSTEIN 3A, shore up 'insufficient cybersecurity practices' governmentwide

Leaders of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee introduced Monday a bipartisan bill that would grant federal agencies clear legal authority in utilizing EINSTEIN, the Homeland Security Department's continuous diagnostics and monitoring system.

Experts: Feds not doing enough to protect US power grid from disruptive solar flares, EMPs

Two billion dollars would be required to protect the electric grid from threats including naturally occurring EMPs, radio-frequency weapons, cyber bugs and hacking, physical sabotage and severe weather, and $10 billion to $20 billion would be needed to protect "all critical infrastructures."

GAO: Thousands of chemical facilities may be providing bad data on toxic release threats

Investigators said they found that more than 2,700 facilities – at least 44 percent of facilities with a toxic release chemical – misreported the Distance of Concern, the radius of an area that could be exposed to a toxic chemical cloud. 

NRC, DHS, DOT Interagency agreement finalized to safely transport radioactive materials

The agreement creates a comprehensive and consistent framework among the three agencies "to coordinate, to the maximum extent practicable, their respective responsibilities and activities" regarding transporting such materials across the U.S.

Feds say Islamic State terrorists targeting law enforcement for weapons, gear to further attacks

The one-page Roll Call Release reported there were at least two instances in which the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria inspired individuals to steal weapons or other specialized gear from law enforcement officials.

Old technology, poor governance to blame in OPM breach, report finds

Millions of Americans' personal information is at risk not because the data breaches at the Office of Personnel Management were so sophisticated, but because OPM's systems were so antiquated, a new report finds.

Digital experience central to White House effort to improve immigration system

The White House announced July 15 a major initiative to improve the legal immigration system that officials said is now complex, paper-based and confusing to users applying for a visa.

House panel unanimously OKs bill creating countering violent extremism office within DHS

The legislation is in response to what some government officials are saying is a new wave of domestic terrorism, including plots and attacks by lone wolves inspired by the the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or by white supremacists such as the recent attack on a South Carolina church that killed nine black people.

CBP agents not consistently screening unaccompanied migrant children, GAO says

From fiscal 2009 through 2014, DHS apprehended more than 200,000 unaccompanied alien children, who are identified as younger than 18 years old with no lawful immigration status and no parent or legal guardian in the United States. Over 90 percent of those apprehensions occurred along the southwest border.