Homeland Security

Lawmakers want to know if the Biden administration needs more money to protect feds

Amid rising threats, Democrats ask if DHS is doing enough to ensure federal employees are safe.

The DHS Inspector General's office is under scrutiny

Courtney Bublé joins our partner GovExec podcast to discuss the scandals surrounding DHS IG Joseph Cuffari.

Biden administration looks to jumpstart cyber training

At a White House event, the Labor and Commerce Departments announced a 120-day apprenticeship sprint to offer pathways into cybersecurity jobs.

Report: Half of the responders in Uvalde were feds, but response remained slow

A comprehensive examination of the incident finds law enforcement prioritized their own safety over the 21 shooting victims.

DHS is making ‘significant reforms’ to the employee discipline process

The effort comes in the wake of an outside oversight group's allegations of wrongdoing in the inspector general office which the IG contests.

WH: 'Unprecedented' federal deployments announced, to stem human smuggling

The Biden administration is assigning hundreds of ICE personnel and others to the task, and also vows to dramatically increase refugee resettlements from the Americas despite his administration's failures to date.

House backs new federal offices to stop domestic terror and extremism in government

The measure's future beyond the House is unclear, as Republicans decry what they see as bureaucracy and federal overreach.

DHS IG: No mishandling of sexual harassment or domestic violence reports

The Project On Government Oversight—the government watchdog group that brought the claims against the IG—is pushing back this week on Joseph Cuffari’s letter to lawmakers.

WH confident agency staffing is adequate to handle expected increase of migrants

DHS is hiring contractors, deploying staff and engaging with other agencies, but says it will not sacrifice any part of its mission.

WH taps federal resources to expedite Ukrainian entry to U.S.

Feds across multiple agencies are working to fulfill the administration's goal of allowing 100,000 Ukrainians to enter the country.

IT leaders are preparing for the post-pandemic workforce

After a year of emergency response, IT leaders are planning for a permanently changed operating environment.

'Uncertainty' may undermine CBP's enforcement of social media policy, OIG says

The Office of Inspector General at the Department of Homeland Security found divisions among senior Customs and Border Protection officials about the agency's social media posting policies.

What is TSA's role in pipeline security?

Questions about whether TSA is rightly positioned to oversee cybersecurity for natural gas and oil pipelines are resurfacing in the wake of the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline.

Dems, unions urge reclassification of TSA screeners

So far, Republicans haven't signed on to a plan to alter the agency's unique personnel situation. Some experts caution that there are untended consequences from a move to put TSA officers under Title 5.

$1.5 trillion 2022 budget deal includes spending for civilian agencies

The administration is adding money to multiple tech modernization programs and removing the Overseas Contingency Account from the Defense Department request and folding in warfighting funds into the base budget.

Dems look to expand workplace protections to TSA workers

The bill would move all TSA employees into Title 5 of the U.S. Code, with pay conforming to the general schedule and collective bargaining rights.

Sen. Peters takes over committee reviewing workforce priorities

The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee will be faced with oversight responsibilities over the SolarWinds hack, the federal government's response to the pandemic and with legislation to implement the Biden administration's priorities for the federal workforce.