Homeland Security

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.

Agencies feel IT staff shortages from Trump administration hiring freezes

Trump administration hiring freezes have been causing a strain on federal agencies trying to cope with the demands put on IT staff because of telework.

OPM urges D.C.-area feds to telework

The move comes as downtown Washington, D.C. is being transformed into a high security zone for the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

GAO stands by finding that top DHS appointments were illegal

The Government Accountability Office is sticking to its guns on its legal opinion that states that top officials at the Department Homeland Security were elevated in violation of federal law.

DHS slams assertions that leaders were illegally appointed

The agency's top lawyer argued that a Government Accountability Office legal opinion was flawed and politically motivated.

Two agencies extend telework due to coronavirus

The Securities and Exchange Commission said it was encouraging headquarters employees to telework as a cautionary measure.

OPM urges telework for feds due to novel corona virus

The federal government released its first detailed guidance on working amid the COVID-19 outbreak, which comes with 4,226 reported cases documented in the United States by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Impeachment looms over talks of shutdown

A third continuing resolution could be in the cards as lawmakers wrangle over funding levels.

Appropriators agree on 2020 funding

A third continuing resolution could be in the cards as lawmakers wrangle over funding levels.