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Doug Maughan: DHS Division Supports White House’s Research on Cyber Tool Repository

A cybersecurity division within the Department of Homeland Security has participated in research efforts to facilitate the development of Cyber.gov in support of the White House’s executive order on cybersecurity, Federal News Radio reported Thursday.

Cyber.gov is a repository of next-generation concepts and platforms designed to ensure security of federal agencies’ networks.

Doug Maughan, director of DHS’ cybersecurity division, said CSD is in the “early stages” of its efforts to support work on Cyber.gov.

“We’re doing it in partnership with other departments and agencies and in DHS,” Maughan told the station.

“We are working with the administration, looking at new technologies that can be brought in as part of the executive order to improve the security of dot gov,” he added.

Maughan also discussed CSD’s efforts to transition research projects into practice as well as the release of a broad agency announcement to facilitate communication with international partners in support of the Trump administration’s cyber EO, the report added.

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