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
The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program within the Homeland Security Department would get $86 million in funding under the White House budget proposal for the coming fiscal year.
The Coast Guard budget for the coming fiscal year would slip below $10 billion under the White House federal spending proposal released Tuesday.
The dollar threshold for a disaster recovery project considered "small" by the Federal Emergency Management Agency has gone up by more than half, to $120,000. Small construction projects that FEMA funds through public assistance grants after presidentially declared major disasters are subject to significantly less paperwork and inspection requirements.
A long-awaited, somewhat delayed contract for towers hung with high-tech sensors to detect movement along the southwest border went to Texas-based EFW, Customs and Border Patrol announced Feb. 27.
Democratic lawmakers on the House Homeland Security Committee raised misgivings about the CFATS reauthorization bill during a subcommittee hearing on the newly proposed legislation.
Insurance industry representatives again urged Congress to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, telling a Senate panel that uncertainty surrounding its renewal is already causing premium increases.
Adm. Robert Papp struck a note of mild triumphalism for the final annual address he'll deliver to the Coast Guard as its commandant. Papp is set to retire from the service after his four year term as the top officer in the chain of command comes to a finish at the end of this May.
The White House federal budget request for the coming fiscal year will include a proposal to establish a new wildfire fighting fund for the departments of Interior and Agriculture, the New York Times reports.
Infrastructure for a terrestrial radio signal-based location system once operated by the Coast Guard would get a short-term reprieve under the two year Coast Guard reauthorization bill approved Feb. 11 by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
News of the Saturday arrest by Mexican authorities of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán, the long-sought billionaire leader of the country's preeminent transnational crime organization, was met quickly by calls among some U.S. federal officials and politicians that he be tried in the United States.