Political concerns appear to have stymied technology efforts
Stories by Dan Verton
Despite years of modernisation efforts that cost taxpayers billions of dollars, thousands of accounting, personnel and logistics systems at the Pentagon remain "fundamentally flawed" and have led to logistics and pay problems for forces serving in Iraq, according to a new report by the US General Accounting Office.
Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge Friday signed an agreement with European Union officials that will allow U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents to collect the names of airline passengers on flights between the U.S. and the European Union.
The Pentagon is under fire for failing to adequately show how it's spending its US$27.9 billion IT budget.
The battle over electronic voting systems took an unexpected turn this week when election officials in San Bernardino County, Calif., announced plans to defy a state-imposed ban on the systems in the upcoming November presidential election.
IT security researchers said they have uncovered significant vulnerabilities in the electronic voting systems that nearly 30 percent of all registered voters will use in this November's presidential election.
IT security researchers have uncovered significant vulnerabilities in the electronic voting systems that nearly 30 percent of all registered voters will use in the upcoming presidential election, raising concerns about what already looks to be one of the most divisive elections in U.S. history.
With a single vial of the virus that causes foot-and-mouth disease and a quick swab across the noses of a few dairy cows, a terrorist could halt all U.S. exports of beef, dairy, pork and lamb.
CEOs and boards of directors must take direct responsibility for the security of their companies' computer networks if protection of the U.S. critical infrastructure is to improve, according to a new report issued Monday by an industry task force.
FRAMINGHAM (03/23/2004) - The George W. Bush administration's homeland security strategy, including its new emphasis on cybersecurity, is poorly managed and being held hostage to decades-old cultural and turf battles, according to a new book out this week by former White House adviser Richard Clarke.
FRAMINGHAM (03/18/2004) - The National Cyber Security Partnership, a coalition of influential IT industry lobbying groups and companies, Thursday released two of the five action plans it promised to deliver this month to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for improving the nation's cybersecurity.
PALM DESERT, CALIFORNIA (03/10/2004) - A private-sector group that developed a way to collect and analyze real-time security incident data throughout the U.S. economy may drop plans to work with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) after the agency botched a high-level executive briefing on the program, according to an internal association memo obtained by Computerworld.
WASHINGTON (02/06/2004) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Friday announced that it has reached an agreement with the Pentagon to develop a tailored version of the U.S. Defense Department's electronic mall to streamline the purchase of goods and services.
WASHINGTON (01/28/2004) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Wednesday announced the launch of a National Cyber Alert System designed to provide home users, businesses and government agencies with timely warnings about new threats as well as tips on how to best secure their computers.
Sentient Jet, a private charter-flight provider, has developed a proprietary system called the Optimizer that it expects will lower costs and thereby enable it to attract more corporate users to its premium air travel service.