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 Homeland Security Blog

  1. Michael Kushin is senior vice president at CACI International Inc. He has more than 25 years of experience developing secure solutions for the Defense Department and the Intelligence Community, and is responsible for delivering cybersecurity solutions at CACI. Courtesy Photo

    Drones and cybersecurity part 1: The challenges we face and cybersecurity's role

    The computers that direct the actions of drones can also be a way to defeat them.

    • Dec. 15, 2014
  2. Marc Pearl is president and CEO of the Homeland Security & Defense Business Council.

    Maritime security needs more attention

    Air travel and mass transit dominate the public's homeland security consciousness, but should not.

    • Nov. 26, 2014
  3. Chris Cummiskey is the CEO of Cummiskey Strategic Solutions LLC and a former Acting Under Secretary for Management at DHS. Courtesy

    DHS making strides to improve acquisition

    Secretary Jeh Johnson and former Under Secretaries for Management Elaine Duke and Rafael Borras have vastly improved DHS's ability to successfully manage large-scale acquisitions.

    • Nov. 20, 2014
  4. Rafael Borrás is a Senior Advisor at A.T. Kearney. Previously he was Under Secretary for Management and Acting Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. DHS

    Government agencies should adopt enterprise-level risk management programs

    The corporate world can teach the government a thing or two about risk strategies.

    • Nov. 19, 2014
  5. Howard Risher is a consultant and writer on federal pay and performance issues. He was the managing consultant for the studies leading to the 1990 Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act and is the author of 'Planning Wage and Salary Programs.'

    Homeland Security 'failings' highlight a broader problem

    Calls to dissolve DHS for its perceived blunders and abuses are missing the point.

    • Nov. 11, 2014
  6. Janet Hale is former undersecretary for management at the Department of Homeland Security. Courtesy

    Congressional oversight of DHS: It's time for an overhaul

    Lawmakers are providing too much of a good thing with their close eye on the department.

    • Nov. 11, 2014
  7. Philip R. Reitinger is the president of VisionSpear LLC and former deputy undersecretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security. Courtesy Photo

    Time to celebrate a cybersecurity success

    Good news about cybersecurity too often gets drowned out by the bad.

    • Nov. 6, 2014
  8. Charles (Chuck) Brooks serves as Vice President and Client Executive for DHS at Xerox. Previously, he served in government at the Department of Homeland Security as the first Director of Legislative Affairs for the Science & Technology Directorate. Courtesy

    The DHS's vital role in confronting the threat of pandemics and bioterrorism

    Though only a decade old, DHS plays an important role in bio-surveillance for infectious disease response, and in countering bio-terrorism.

    • Nov. 4, 2014
  9. Keith Trippie is CEO of the Trippie Group and a former Department of Homeland Security Senior Executive. Courtesy Photo

    Cyber Vision: Enhancing our nation's cyber wellness through prevention

    With sophisticated cyber attacks escalating, wearable technologies hitting the market and millions of new operational sensors set to deploy, does anyone think regulation alone can solve this problem?

    • Nov. 3, 2014
  10. Phyllis Schneck is Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications at the Department of Homeland Security. File

    Improving cybersecurity for small and medium-sized businesses

    Like their larger counterparts, small and medium businesses frequently house sensitive data, but are not always as able to secure it.

    • Oct. 28, 2014
  11. Michael Kushin is senior vice president at CACI International Inc. Courtesy Photo

    DHS enhanced scanning authority is a good start

    Congress must now step up to pass legislation that gives the department clear guidance.

    • Oct. 28, 2014
  12. Philip R. Reitinger is the president of VisionSpear LLC and former chief information security officer for Sony, deputy undersecretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security, and chief trustworthy infrastructure strategist at Microsoft, as well as a former executive at the Departments of Justice and Defense. You can reach him on Twitter @VisionSpear. Courtesy Photo

    When good law is bad policy

    The Justice Department's demand that Microsoft turn over records stored abroad may be legally supportable, but it is not necessarily a good idea.

    • Oct. 24, 2014
  13. Karen Neuman is chief privacy officer at DHS. DHS

    DHS privacy office continues to embed robust protections

    Technology and innovation drive the development of new processes, ideas, and programs to keep our nation safe. DHS must continue to adapt and respond thoughtfully with new policies and protections, with greater speed and efficiency.

    • Oct. 24, 2014
  14. Andy Ozment is assistant secretary, cybersecurity and communications, at DHS. Getty Images

    Secure development of IT products

    As software becomes more complex, discovering vulnerabilities within these systems also becomes more difficult.

    • Oct. 13, 2014
  15. Marc Pearl is president and CEO of the Homeland Security & Defense Business Council.

    Obama should consider DC police chief to lead the Secret Service

    Now that the Secret Service director has resigned amidst a series of security breaches that raised bi-partisan concerns about the safety of the president and his family, Obama needs to find a permanent replacement.

    • Oct. 6, 2014
  16. Kshemendra Paul is program manager of the Information Sharing Environment. Mike Morones/Staff

    FBI partnership, fusion centers contribute to info-sharing advances

    ISE's annual update to Congress charts progress across multiple domains.

    • Sep. 26, 2014
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