DHS

CBP’s facial recognition program at airports is expanding but concerns remain

The facial recognition program for international arrivals in airports is rolled out in all international airports in the United States.

National Computer Forensics Institute up for reauthorization

The proposal would continue NCFI’s services through 2028 for any government employee who could help prevent or investigate cyber crimes.

Airport facial recognition is improving, DHS watchdog says

Customs and Border Protection removed officers’ abilities to override mismatches for facial recognition technology as part of a bid to improve its facial biometric program, according to a new Inspector General report.

DHS manipulated report on Russian election interference during the Trump administration, watchdog says

A 2020 report to state and local governments was delayed and altered, a new IG report finds.

New cybersecurity bill authorizes DHS to ramp up incident response efforts nationwide

The National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act gives the Department of Homeland Security a range of opportunities to bolster cybersecurity preparedness at the state and local level, including and technical assistance services.

Former DHS acting IG pleads guilty in software scheme

A former acting top watchdog at the Department of Homeland Security pleaded guilty in a scheme to steal case management software from multiple federal agencies in order to create a new system to sell back to the government.

DHS launches new program to recruit, train climate professionals

The program, designed to recruit recent graduates as well as current federal employees, is one of the department's efforts meant to focus DHS on adapting to climate change.

Darryl E. Peek II

Director of Operations, OCIO/OCTO, Department of Homeland Security

Amanda L. Day

Enterprise Cybersecurity Awareness and Training Lead, Department of Homeland Security

Kelly Moan

Senior Security Engineer, Cyber Solutions Division, MGMT/OCIO/OCISO, Department of Homeland Security

Federal 100: Jim McLaughlin

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Missed deportee fingerprints spark legislation

A new bill would force DHS to digitize all fingerprint records in the wake of an embarrassing oversight report.

Officials: Yearly budgeting stifles cybersecurity

Current and former officials argue that a one-year budgeting cycle impedes government cybersecurity and IT modernization.

NPPD still hopeful on infrastructure protection

After a year, DHS remains optimistic that a proposed reorganization to link cyber and physical security operations will move forward.

Privacy groups slam DHS social media proposal

A coalition of civil liberties groups has objected to a proposed policy to collect social media information from foreign travelers.