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DHS officials: CDM, Einstein programs will improve federal cyber defenses in next 2 years

Both programs provide a basic level of security across the federal government regardless of an agency's cybersecurity skill set or resources at a given moment.

Coast Guard must address crew rotation plan designed to improve cutters' performance, GAO says

While the Coast Guard has again delayed testing the feasibility of rotating crews with its new, advanced cutters to increase the ships' operational time at sea, it's implemented an interim plan that may not be as effective.

GAO: Better R&D process needed to bridge nuclear smuggling detection, interdiction gaps

Analysis found that DHS's Domestic Nuclear Detection Office has shortfalls in its documentation procedures, making it difficult to understand how well its R&D investments are addressing the gaps in the government's global nuclear detection architecture.

Little attention devoted to reducing fatalities of railroad trespassers, new CRS analysis shows

In 2014, there were 526 trespasser deaths, 419 trespasser injuries, 213 suicides and 40 injuries from suicide attempts on railroad property compared with just two deaths and 128 injuries from derailments and collisions.

DHS releases guidance on $1.6 billion in funding opportunities for states, tribes, local gov'ts

The Homeland Security Department announced April 2 that about $1.6 billion in grant funding to state, local, tribal and territorial governments, among others, is available to help improve the nation's readiness in preventing, responding to and recovering from terrorist attacks.

TSA's financial systems need improvements in certain access controls, new DHS IG audit finds

The DHS IG contracted with independent public accounting firm KPMG to audit TSA's consolidated financial statements for fiscal 2014. The firm evaluated select general IT controls and business process application controls.

Report: Law enforcement community seeks more info about new tech, criminal justice practices

A new RAND-led report said law enforcement agencies want greater knowledge about new technologies and criminal justice practices – rather than requested technologies – with researchers calling for greater coordination in that area.

Audit: ICE financial systems need improvements in access controls, configuration management

An independent public accounting firm has found that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency's core financial system still has some access control and configuration management problems.

GAO: Agencies need more help to better assess physical security improvement costs

Congressional investigators said the risk management standard established by the Interagency Security Committee requires agencies to use a cost-analysis methodology that considers all direct, indirect and life-cycle costs as well create performance measurements and a testing program to better help them allocate resources.

House lawmakers introduce bill to reform beleaguered Secret Service

A bi-partisan group of House lawmakers March 26 introduced legislation aimed at reforming the Secret Service, which has been plagued by a series of scandals, low morale and breaches over the last few years.