House Democrats introduced a bill last week that aims to improve homeland security while protecting civil liberties. "While we're pursuing [national security], it's important that we take into account the impact on our fundamental freedoms," Rep. Kendrick Meek, D-Fla., a member of the House Select Committee on Homeland Security, said in a conference call.
The Shield Privacy Act would create a presidentially appointed "privacy czar" to coordinate federal privacy policies. It also would put chief privacy officers in other agencies and set up a commission to study how to advance homeland security in a way that protects privacy and civil liberties
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.