How the Government’s Cyber Agency Rates on Cybersecurity

The annual FISMA report shows where the Homeland Security Department—the government’s point agency on cyber issues—can improve its own information security.

Congress Checks In On Modernizing Government Technology Act Progress

The Homeland Security reauthorization bill advances but loses an amendment on election security.

FEMA Wants Counties to Take Charge of Pre-Disaster Logistics

The agency has its hands full with 21 disasters in 14 states, which means federal assistance may arrive slowly in the event of yet another national emergency.

U.S. Customs Needs To Share More Info on Counterfeits With Online Retailers

Companies want Customs and Border Protection to do more, but officials say there’s only so much they can do.

DHS Wants Industry Input on How First Responders Should Wear Their Tech

Wearables are great—but they can't get in the way when firefighters and paramedics do their jobs.

Congress Mulls a CIO's Authority, Future of Homeland Security and Data Breaches

And one caucus is concerned about climate change data vanishing form federal websites.

DHS To Put First Responder Tech to the Test

Can commercial tech hold up in a mock disaster? The agency’s Science and Technology Directorate wants to find out.

IG Begins Full Audit After FEMA CIO Allegedly Misleads Investigators

The Federal Emergency Management Agency isn’t fixing its outstanding IT management issues and the acting inspector general says he plans to find out why.

Senate DHS Reauthorization Bill Likely to Streamline Oversight, Include Election Security

Senators also aim to limit partisan amendments to the bill that would reauthorize DHS for the first time in 15 years.

Coast Guard Needs Fresh IT, People to Keep Networks Secure

The service’s head of Cyber Command outlines his strategy for updating old systems and getting personnel to rethink cybersecurity.

Here’s How to Counter Fake News During a Disaster

A Homeland Security Department advisory group wants to help emergency responders control the social media conversation.

Secretaries of State Find Federal Election Cyber Intelligence Elusive

With the upcoming midterm elections, it's a race to establish better information sharing between Homeland Security and state and local elections officials.

Just Over Half of Agencies Met a Web Encryption Security Deadline

Fifty-four percent of federal websites met the deadline for HTTPS encryption and other security upgrades.

U.S. Customs Wants to Use Your Face As a Boarding Pass

By 2022, the agency plans to use biometrics to identify 97 percent of travelers flying out of the country.

DHS Announces Finalists in Biothreat-Spotting Contest

A department contest advanced five early warning systems designed to detect biological attacks.

DHS to Scrutinize Government Supply Chain for Cyber Risks

The department wants to integrate cyber vetting into existing supply chain checks.

Industry Weighs in on How the Government Can Fight Botnets

Feds need to secure the internet of things and work more closely with private companies, they said.

Agencies Still Lag on Email Security One Month Past Deadline

Many agencies that have added the protection to their email domains haven’t configured it properly.