Deepwater in trouble, watchdog says

The Coast Guard accepted the first National Security Cutter under Deepwater without completing operational tests, according to a watchdog group.

Napolitano plans to spend millions for IT

Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano told a House committee today about DHS' plans to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in IT systems.

SBInet tower construction begins

The construction of 17 permanent towers for the SBInet system at the border of Arizona and Mexico started May 4.

Cities track stimulus money on new Web sites

Several cities have established Web sites to track the $50 billion in economic stimulus spending cities will get.

General Dynamics unit gets Medicare contract

General Dynamics IT's VIPS unit wins contract from Medicare and Medicaid services center.

General Dynamics wins USCIS contract

The company will produce blank identification cards for USCIS to be used for new immigrant work eligibility cards.

Coast Guard may need to report officials hired by contractors

The Coast Guard would change some acquisition processes under new legislation.

House to consider expanding biometrics at sea

The House will vote today on whether to expand a Coast Guard program that screens fingerprints of suspected illegal migrants and terrorists caught at sea.

Towns suggests IT committee to improve transparency of stimulus spending

Federal, state and private sector IT leaders should help track the stimulus package, House committee chairman suggests.

Robert Stephan of DHS joins Dutko

Senior DHS infrastructure protection official now leads new Dutko consulting unit.

Omnibus bill would halt competitive sourcing

Both houses of Congress have approved a major spending bill for fiscal 2009 that includes a moratorium on new competitive sourcing projects.

Kundra named federal CIO, vows to make more data public

Vivek Kundra says he wants to improve transparency and engage people.