Archive for March, 2012

Meetings with DOD and Congressional Staffers – March 26-29, 2012

I met with DOD and have two new definitions to add to the list of confusing terms.  The first is "data center".  DOD is in the process of consolidating their data centers. Consequently, I asked what is a data center.  Apparently any locati…

ICS-CERT has released an Advisory titled "ICSA-12-081-01 – Invensys Wonderware System Platform Buffer Overflows" (PDF)

This Advisory details two buffer overflow vulnerabilities affecting the Invensys Wonderware System Platform product. This web release follows the earlier secure portal release.

Need to know, duty to share, and — Hey, is anyone paying attention?

Over the last couple of years a FEMA grant supported a locally driven process to anticipate a possible nuclear detonation in the nation’s capital.  I was peripherally involved in the local process. On March 14 the Project on Government Secrecy o…

Written testimony of the Office of Health Affairs (OHA) Assistant Secretary and Chief Medical Officer for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications hearing on the fiscal 2013 year budget request for the OHA

Office of Health Affairs (OHA) Assistant Secretary and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Alexander Garza, MD, MPH addresses the fiscal 2013 year budget request for the OHA

Written testimony of the Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer Balanced Workforce Program Management Office Executive Director for a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight hearing titled “Contractors: How Much Are They Costing the Government?”

Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer Balanced Workforce Program Management Office Executive Director Debra Tomchek addresses the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to appropriately balance its federal and contractor workforce.

Written testimony of the Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer Balanced Workforce Program Management Office Executive Director for a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight hearing titled “Contractors: How Much Are They Costing the Government?”

Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer Balanced Workforce Program Management Office Executive Director Debra Tomchek addresses the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to appropriately balance its federal and contractor workforce.

ICS-CERT has released an Advisory titled "ICSA-12-088-01 – Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk RNADiagReceiver" (PDF)

This Advisory details two denial-of-service vulnerabilities in the Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk application.

Written testimony of the Transportation Security Administration for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security hearing titled “Rightsizing TSA Bureaucracy and Workforce Without Compromising Security”

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Office of Security Operations Assistant Administrator Chris McLaughlin addresses the TSA workforce.

Written testimony of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for a House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement hearing on Performance-Based National Detention Standards (PBNDS) 2011

Kevin Landy, Assistant Director of U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Enforcement (ICE) Office of Detention Policy and Planning, addresses the ongoing efforts of ICE to reform our nation’s immigration detention system.

Readout Of Secretary Napolitano’s Remarks At The National Emergency Management Association 2012 Mid-Year Policy & Leadership Forum

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today delivered remarks at the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) 2012 Mid-Year Policy & Leadership Forum highlighting the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) ongoing …