DHS not tracking employee usage of offline travel booking, possibly incurring greater fees, IG says

The web-based system is much cheaper than the making reservations by phone. Online fees cost about $7 to $10, while doing it offline costs about $30 to $37, or more than three times the cost.

Audit finds Coast Guard still lacks strong organizational approach to safeguard data

The Coast Guard has made progress in protecting personal and health data, but organizational challenges such as a lack of coordination among its privacy offices, incomplete contingency planning and infrequent security reviews of physical facilities could still put data at risk.

DHS awards final, $834M contract to complete advanced bio and agro facility

It's the third and final phase of construction of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, expected to cost a total of $1.25 billion. Construction is supposed to finished in 2020 with the facility becoming fully operational two years later.

DHS S&T competition awards 2 companies for tech proposals to track first responders indoors

The Homeland Security Department's Science and Technology Directorate announced that the Vreeland Institute and Certa Cito have won a prize competition around developing new technologies to track first responders inside buildings.

Scientists predict more Americans will be exposed to extreme heat as climate warms

Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and City University of New York say more people across the south from Georgia to Arizona will be exposed to extreme heat waves – but, overall, there will be a four- to six-fold increase in exposure by mid-century.


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To help bolster U.S. cyber defense, the bill calls for authorizing the president to use military cyber action in response to an attack on the nation, additional funding to the Defense Innovation Initiative for increased investment in various technologies, and more cyber procurement funding.