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GAO: Most of DHS's major acquisition projects at risk for missed schedules, higher costs

Of those 22, 14 programs had schedule slips, and half of those also experienced cost increases and the estimated lifecycle cost of these programs also rose by $9.7 billion, or 18 percent. 

DHS audits find sensitive material left unsecured in work areas, passwords revealed

The department's inspector general issued three separate reports, publicly released over the last week, involving the Secret Service, the Management Directorate and the offices of the chief information office and financial management. 

Former senator says he was 'discouraged' by government response to U.S. Ebola cases

Although the position of assistant secretary for preparedness and response has been established to coordinate these types of scenarios, Jim Talent said he didn't see that person during this Ebola event.

CBP officers at Houston seaport need to better document waivers of high-risk cargo inspections

In reviewing 382 medium- to high-risk shipments from fiscal years 2011 to 2013, the DHS inspector general said Customs and Border Protection officers conducted the required reviews of such shipments, but could improve the documentation of waivers and exceptions to required inspections of such shipments.

Alarm system at ex-President George H.W. Bush's Houston home broken for 13 months

Although a new permanent alarm was obtained in mid-January 2014, it wasn't installed until November and December 2014. The Secret Service said it was determining why there was a delay. However, the agency installed a temporary alarm in April 2014.

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The number of people holding security clearances for access to classified information decreased last year by about 12 percent or 635,000 people, says a recently released Office of the Director of National Intelligence report obtained by the Federation of American Scientists'  Secrecy News  blog.

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Three State Department embassies didn't provide a good explanation for why they decided to lease off-site facilities rather than adding to the existing buildings, says an April 24 Government Accountability Office report.