The House of Representatives voted to pass legislation requiring DHS to form a social media working group that would provide guidance and preparedness for social media use during times of national crisis.
“One of the key goals of advancing this nation’s cybersecurity is building trust and relationships between the government and the private sector.”
March 1, 2014
“Cybersecurity is a matter of homeland security,” said new Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, adding “one of the key goals of advancing this nation’s cybersecurity is building trust and relationships between the government and the private sector.”
The Homeland Security Department ranked last in overall satisfaction amongst 19 large federal agencies for the third year in a row, according to the National Journal. The agency’s 46.8 percent rating in overall satisfaction marks a more than 6-point drop from 2012. The rankings, in “The Best Places to Work” 2013 report, are largely based on data collected by the Office of Personnel Management through its Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.
The U.S. government is making progress on developing a surveillance system that can pair computers with video cameras to scan crowds and automatically identify people by their faces, according to an article from the Boston Globe.