The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed the Intelligence Authorization Act (IAA) for FY 2017 by a vote of 371-35.
This year’s IAA focuses resources on ongoing threats of terrorism from groups like ISIS, while also prioritizing long-term threats. The legislation... Read More »
A bill to strengthen the efficiency and effectiveness of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) disaster assistance capabilities and programs authored by U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) was approved by the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee (HSGAC) on Wednesday and now... Read More »
The House Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Wednesday examining cybersecurity efforts and responsibilities at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The hearing examined the HHS Data Protection Act, H.R. 5068, which amends the Public Health Service Act to establish the Office... Read More »
A union representing workers of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) took out a full-page ad in The Hill newspaper on Wednesday to amplify its call for 6,000 additional full-time security screeners to alleviate long airport security lines.
The American Federation of Government... Read More »
With the world’s volume of stored data doubling each year, an opportunity exists for organizations across the globe to analyze that data and use it to add business value, particularly as it relates to defense and cybersecurity, according to Matthew Kuckuk, CGI Group’s data analytics global... Read More »
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on Monday finding that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has made progress in deploying programs under the Arizona Border Surveillance Technology Plan, but more action is needed by the agency.
GAO reported in March 2014... Read More »
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) urged the Senate on Tuesday to pass two bills that seek to close vulnerabilities at overseas airports.
The Counterterrorism Screening and Assistance Act of 2016, H.R. 4314, accelerates the transfer of certain border security... Read More »
U.S. Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) questioned officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Tuesday about delays and cost-overruns in border technology acquisition programs.
“Customs and Border Protection’s border technology procurement... Read More »
U.S. Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) led a joint hearing of the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications and the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity Infrastructure Protection and Security on Tuesday regarding potential cyber threats.
“Our legacy response doctrine – from... Read More »
The U.S. Army Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense awarded Battelle a $59 million contract on Monday for medical countermeasures to combat infectious diseases affecting warfighters and the general public.
The grant is part of Battelle’s OASIS contract mechanism,... Read More »
A coalition of Democratic lawmakers joined Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials on Monday in releasing new steps to help address growing security line delays at Newark Liberty International Airport.
The coalition included U.S. Sens. Robert Melendez (D-NJ) and Cory Booker... Read More »
Representatives from 21 Eastern European States voiced their support of awareness-raising efforts by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) during the first regional meeting on education and outreach early this month in Vilnius, Lithuania.
In total, 45 participants from... Read More »
A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers sent a letter on Monday to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler asking how the FCC’s proposed rule on set-top boxes could affect cybersecurity.
The coalition included U.S. Sens. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Tom Carper (D-DE), along with... Read More »
House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) on Tuesday urged the United States Senate to take action on two bipartisan bills aimed at reducing wait times at the nation’s airports.
The TSA PreCheck Expansion Act, H.R. 2343, was introduced by U.S. Rep. John Katko (R-NY) and passed... Read More »
The Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense on Wednesday applauded legislation advanced by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security to ensure that the U.S. is prepared for biological threats, including the Zika virus.
The National Biodefense Strategy Act of 2016, S. 2967, introduced by U.S. Sen.... Read More »