A Transportation Security Administration official said the agency is ramping up marketing to enroll more eligible low-risk travelers who pay to go through an expedited screening program, but will continue to use a process that ferries higher-risk travelers through that same security checkpoint.
All 16 members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee sent a letter Monday to President Obama urging him to nominate permanent inspectors general at the 10 agencies who currently have vacancies.
In three instances, the Homeland Security Department's second-in-command used "improper influence" to help foreign investors obtain necessary permanent residency in the United States, an internal investigation concluded March 24.
As the new lead for federal information technology, Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott plans to ride "a tide of good trends" that includes realizing savings from TechStat and PortfolioStat activities, consolidating data centers and digitizing government services.
The IG reviewed the use and support of drones, also known as unmanned aircraft systems, within the department. It's a follow up to a 2013 interim report.
The Rosemary Award, established in 2005 by the National Security Archive – a Washington, D.C.-based independent watchdog group located at George Washington University – is intended to "highlight the lowlights of government secrecy."
Through four separate reports, the Homeland Security Department's watchdog said it's confirmed allegations from whistleblowers about widespread misuse of "administratively uncontrollable overtime" by some U.S. border patrol agents.
Leaders with the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence March 24 unveiled legislation that would encourage private companies to voluntarily share information on cyber threats with each other and the federal government as long as it doesn't go through the National Security Agency or the Defense Department.
Agencies in the Homeland Security Department have been trying establish interoperable radio communications along the southwest border, but they've fallen short of testing and managing such initiatives as well as getting users better trained on the upgraded systems.
The Federal Trade Commission announced March 23 the formation of a new unit that will provide expert research, investigative techniques and insights into a range of technology issues from the Internet of Things to privacy.