Category Archives: Homeland Security

Competitor to Troubled Background Check Contractor Retains Hope on Bid Protest

Competitor to Troubled Background Check Contractor Retains Hope on Bid Protest By Charles S. Clark October 14, 2014 More troubles could be looming for the Falls Church, Va.-based contractor USIS, one of its competitors noted Monday. The Government Accountability Office … Continue reading

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Major Security Clearance Contractor Furloughs Thousands of Employees

Major Security Clearance Contractor Furloughs Thousands of Employees By Charles S. Clark September 3, 2014 Andrey_Popov/Shutterstock.com The Falls Church, Va., contractor that conducts the lion’s share of federal background checks is now losing work and furloughing employees because of the … Continue reading

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Up to 25,000 Homeland Security staff have personal data stolen

Up to 25,000 Homeland Security staff have personal data stolen BY Stephen Braun, Associated Press  August 22, 2014 at 5:12 PM EDT WASHINGTON — The internal records of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security Department employees were exposed during a … Continue reading

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DHS contractor suffers major computer breach, officials say

DHS contractor suffers major computer breach, officials say By Ellen Nakashima August 6 at 4:07 PM Follow @nakashimae A major U.S. contractor that conducts background checks for the Department of Homeland Security has suffered a computer breach that probably resulted … Continue reading

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Airports say TSA makes privatizing security screening a challenge

Airports say TSA makes privatizing security screening a challenge Published 1 August 2014 Airport officials described their challenges getting the Transportation Security Administration(TSA) to approve contractors, as part of the agency’s push to privatize more aviation security. The TSA was … Continue reading

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U.S. Gives New Contract To Firm That Vetted NSA Leaker Edward Snowden; Government Awards $190 Million Job to Company Accused of Fraud

US U.S. Gives New Contract To Firm That Vetted NSA Leaker Edward Snowden; Government Awards $190 Million Job to Company Accused of Fraud The Wall Street Journal Online By Dion Nissenbaum 2 July 2014 15:43 WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security … Continue reading

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Feds Tap Data Surveillance Firm for Money Laundering Investigations

Feds Tap Data Surveillance Firm for Money Laundering Investigations Chamille White/Shutteerstock.com By Aliya Sternstein April 23, 2014 The federal government has tapped data surveillance provider Palantir to help civilian intelligence agencies collaborate on money laundering investigations. The five-year $9.9 million … Continue reading

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Homeland Defense Advisory Firm Taps Into Demand for Market Intelligence

4/19/2014   Homeland Defense Advisory Firm Taps Into Demand for Market Intelligence   By Sandra I. Erwin       The homeland security business is mind-boggling, for both buyers and sellers. Agencies need products but may not know where to … Continue reading

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They Are Watching You The National Security State and the U.S.-Mexican Border

Posted by Todd Miller at 8:00am, April 22, 2014. Follow TomDispatch on Twitter @TomDispatch. … They Are Watching You The National Security State and the U.S.-Mexican Border By Todd Miller With the agility of a seasoned Border Patrol veteran, the … Continue reading

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Homeland Security wants private firm to give access to nationwide license plate information

The Canadian Press February 19, 2014 9:21pm Homeland Security wants private firm to give access to nationwide license plate information WASHINGTON – The Homeland Security Department is proposing that a private company give it access to a nationwide database of … Continue reading

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