The Customs and Border Protection agency has generally done a good job of implementing and managing security for radio frequency identification technology, but it can still strengthen some aspects related to several traveler programs, an internal audit found.
A congressional investigator testifyng before a House subcommittee said the Transportation Security Administration is making better progress in screening airline passengers with potentially fraudulent boarding passes than with fake IDs.
An internal audit found that the Homeland Security Department's IT systems and assets at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport had inadequate security measures, which could potentially be exploited or compromised.
Countries that don't give the United States relevant traveler information related to terror threats could be suspended from the U.S. Visa Waiver Program under a proposed House bill. The Homeland Security Department, which oversees the program, will also be required to consider expanding collection of biographical information from foreign applicants.
A top Homeland Security Department official told Senate lawmakers Sept. 10 that Congress needs to update laws to help the department better tackle the growing threat of cyber threats and attacks.
The head of the Homeland Security Department's research and development arm told lawmakers Sept. 9 that the long-term strategy that his organization is currently developing will better meet what Border Patrol agents and other end users need to do their jobs.
By the end of next week, federal agency laboratories will have to have begun reviews of their safety practices in the wake of widely publicized lapses at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and elsewhere.
The federal government's multiagency center that is on call to respond to radiological incidents has issues with aging equipment, says a recent report from the Energy Department inspector general.
DHS' Science and Technology Directorate is seeking input from other federal, state, local, local, territorial, nongovernmental and private-sector organizations to help develop the "big picture" plan and define core "North Star" visionary goals.
The Transportation Security Administration's TSA PreCheck program has enrolled more than half a million travelers since it was launched in December. The Customs and Border Protection's has enrolled more than three million travelers in its Global Entry, NEXUS and SENTRI programs.