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White House Proposes Additional $3B for DHS Under Fiscal 2017 Supplemental Request

President Donald Trump’s supplemental budget request for fiscal year 2017 would allocate $3 billion in additional funds for the Department of Homeland Security to support immigration enforcement and border security programs in his executive orders, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Amid the funding increase, DHS’ budget for the Financial Systems Modernization …

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OMB’s Grant Schneider: US Digital Service, 18F Should Support Other Agencies’ Cybersecurity Efforts

Grant Schneider, acting federal chief information security officer at the Office of Management and Budget, has said the U.S. Digital Service and the General Services Administration’s 18F organization should continue to support other agencies in their efforts to address data breaches and other cybersecurity issues, MeriTalk reported Tuesday. Morgan Lynch writes …

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GAO: DHS Launches Multiple Efforts to Strengthen Federal Cybersecurity Posture

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Department of Homeland Security implemented multiple initiatives to protect federal systems from cyber intrusions and attacks. GAO said in a report published Tuesday that DHS introduced the National Cybersecurity Protection System in a move to detect and mitigate malicious network traffic. DHS also runs a continuous diagnostics and mitigation program …

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Report: White House Asks Congress to Cut $140M From NASA, NOAA Programs

The Trump administration has asked Congress to cut $90 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s weather satellite programs and another $50 million from NASA‘s science programs in fiscal year 2017 spending bills, Space News reported Tuesday. Jeff Foust writes the White House sent a 13-page document to congressional appropriators requesting $17.9 billion …

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Duke Richardson Promoted to Major General, Named PEO for Air Force One Replacement Program

Brig. Gen. Duke Richardson, program executive officer for tankers at the U.S. Air Force, has been promoted to the rank of major general and has been appointed PEO to oversee the Air Force One replacement program, Aviation Week reported Tuesday. Lara Seligman writes Richardson’s appointment came months after President Donald Trump raised …

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DHS Adds Encryption Requirement to Radio Equipment Compliance Standards

The Department of Homeland Security has introduced an encryption requirement to a suite of standards for first responder radio platforms. DHS said Monday radio equipment that need encryption must use Advanced Encryption Standard 256 to meet the Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program‘s requirements. “The proliferation of proprietary and non-standard encryption capabilities has made …

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