Homeland Security

Why patch management now takes agencies 20 days instead of 149

by Dave Nyczepir • 1 day ago

CISA boosted efficiency with a binding operational directive, one of several guidances it's issued to improve cybersecurity risk postures governmentwide.

Citizenship office’s IT shortcomings pose ‘significant risks,’ watchdogs say

by Evan Fallor • 2 years ago

USCIS' overhaul of its IT has undergone significant delays, costing the agency funding and posing a threat to national security, the Government Accountability Office warned in a recent report.

CDM — a pilot for a central IT modernization fund?

by Billy Mitchell • 2 years ago

The Department of Homeland Security’s governmentwide Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation cybersecurity task orders can serve as pilots to show the effects a centralized IT fund could have on bolstering agencies’ modernization efforts, officials working on the program said.

Energy Department warns of ‘imminent’ cyberattack on power grid

by Chris Bing • 2 years ago

Privately owned infrastructure used to deliver electricity to U.S. homes, hospitals and businesses is in ”imminent danger” of cyberattacks, the Energy Department warns in a massive new report.

Customs outage from software update disrupts travel into the U.S.

by Billy Mitchell • 2 years ago

CBP confirmed the systems went out around 5 p.m. and were back online around 9 p.m. Monday, but the agency is still unsure of the cause.

FirstNet opens $30M grant for broadband apps and innovations

by Colin Wood • 2 years ago

The federal agency wants to harness ideas from academia, nonprofits and the private sector to enhance communications for first responders.

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