The Coast Guard concluded earlier this year its final phase of small unmanned aerial vehicle testing with a two week shore-side test on Virginia's eastern shore.
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.
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.
Over the past decade, the cyber black market has transformed from a landscape of "discrete, ad hoc networks of individuals initially motivated by little more than ego and notoriety" into a financially driven collection of suppliers, vendors and intermediaries dominated by criminal organizations or groups, says the think tank.
PHOENIX, Ariz. – The Defense Department may not charge Customs and Border Protection to repurpose military technology, but the arrangement can still be expensive for CBP.
PHOENIX, Ariz. – The second-in-command of the Homeland Security Department called for a shift toward short-term technology contracts Tuesday at the Border Security Expo.
The mistakes of the failed SBInet procurement would be repeated if Customs and Border Protection took the advice of the the Government Accountability Office to improve a major border technology program, a CBP official said Wednesday.
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.
Technology has allowed law enforcement and intelligence to expand surveillance not just because it has lowered costs but because they encounter less resistance from judges and companies, Christopher Soghoian of the American Civil Liberties Union said.
The drones that Customs and Border Protection uses for surveillance returned to the air Feb. 7, after the agency suspended flights for nearly two weeks, Reuters reported. One of CBP's ten drones crashed into the Pacific Ocean Jan. 27 following a mechanical failure, prompting the agency to ground its other nine drones while it investigated the crash.