David Perera

Biography for David Perera

David Perera is executive editor of the FierceMarkets Government Group, which includes FierceGovernment, FierceGovernmentIT, FierceHomelandSecurity, and FierceMobileGovernment. He has reported on all things federal since January 2004 and is co-author of Inside Guide to the Federal IT Market, a book published in October 2012. Based in greater-metro Washington, D.C., Dave can be reached here and can be found on LinkedIn or here. Tweeting at @daveperera.

Articles by David Perera

Arpaio not conceding that his office racially profiled Latinos

The sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz. won't appeal a federal court's ruling that his office violated the constitutional rights of Latinos. That's not, Sheriff Joe Arpaio would have the world know, because he acknowledges that his office racially profiled Latinos – as some media outlets have recently reported.

Teen tweet on terrorist threat results in arrest

Dutch police today arrested a teenager after she tweeted on Sunday a terrorist threat to American Airlines in what she quickly said was a joke.

TRIA saves taxpayer dollars, says Rand

The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act saves taxpayer dollars, say two Rand scientists. The act makes the government a source of last-resort financial support in case terrorist attack-related insurance claims rise above a high threshold. The law's seven year authorization comes to an end this year.

Rockefeller: Zukunft will whiz through confirmation to be next Coast Guard commandant

Vice Adm. Paul Zukunft kept his expression even and his tone modulated, humble – but Tuesday's confirmation hearing for the position of the next Coast Guard commandant still ended with the 37-year service veteran aglow from approbation. "I think you'll be a whiz right through here, you'll be out of here before you know it," promised Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.)

Centers for manufacturing emergency influenza vaccine ready in next few years

One of three organizations hired by the Health and Human Services Department for surge vaccine production in the event of a pandemic should be running at full capacity within three years, department officials say.

Coast Guard authorization bill sent to Senate

A bill authorizing Coast Guard discretionary spending for two years at $8.7 billion annually sailed through the House of Representatives – to the chagrin of some on the House Homeland Security Committee.

CFATS legislation advances to full House Homeland Security Committee

Legislation authorizing for three years the Homeland Security Department's dangerous chemical substance regulation program is now set to face the full House Homeland Security Committee following a Thursday vote.

World unprepared for instability exacerbated by climate change, says IPCC

The effects of climate change are already apparent and the world is unprepared for the risks they pose, warns a new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

U.S. to discuss extradition of 'El Chapo' Guzmán with Mexico

But talks with the Mexican government "may not produce the immediate transfer of him," said John Feeley, head of the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, while before the House Homeland Security Committee.

Sole source Forest Service airtanker contract voided by GAO

A sole source contract the Forest Service made with a firefighting airtanker leasing company fell short of the criteria needed to justify it, says a federal contracting oversight agency. The Forest Service should attempt to properly re-award the contract, or simply terminate it, says the Government Accountability Office in a March 31 decision.