Category Archives: Homeland Security

FCi Federal, Inc.

FCi Federal, Inc. B-408558.4,B-408558.5,B-408558.6: Oct 20, 2014 Summary View Decision View Decision (PDF, 12 pages) DOCUMENT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE The decision issued on the date below was subject to a GAO Protective Order. This redacted version has been approved for public … Continue reading

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USIS suffers another blow as GAO rules for competitor in wake of fraud allegations

USIS suffers another blow as GAO rules for competitor in wake of fraud allegations By Christian Davenport October 20 at 7:43 PM Follow @_chrisdavenport USIS, the embattled major federal contractor, suffered another blow Monday after government lawyers determined that the … Continue reading

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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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