Department of Homeland Security (1 - 3 of 3 items) in Past Week
Information Security: DHS Needs to Continue to Advance Initiatives to Protect Federal Systems
GAO-17-518T: Published: Mar 28, 2017. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 2017.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is spearheading multiple efforts to improve the cybersecurity posture of the federal government. Among these, the National Cybersecurity Protection System (NCPS) provides a capability to detect and prevent potentially malicious network traffic from entering agencies' networks. In addition, DHS's continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program provides...
Maritime Environment: Federal and State Actions, Expenditures, and Challenges to Addressing Abandoned and Derelict Vessels
GAO-17-202: Published: Mar 28, 2017. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 2017.
Federal agencies respond to abandoned and derelict vessels (ADV) in accordance with federal law, interagency agreements, and funding availability. Federal laws and the National Contingency Plan—the government's blueprint for responding to oil and hazardous substance releases—establish federal agency roles for leading a response to an ADV-related incident based on various factors, such as the t...
Immigration Status Verification for Benefits: Actions Needed to Improve Effectiveness and Oversight
GAO-17-204: Published: Mar 23, 2017. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 2017.
The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has taken steps to assess the accuracy of the information reported by its Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) system. For example, since 2014 USCIS has conducted monthly checks to ensure SAVE is accurately reporting information contained in its source systems. In addition, USCIS...