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Congress Sends $1.3T Omnibus Deal to White House

The Senate voted 65-32 past midnight Friday to pass a $1.3 trillion omnibus bill to avoid a government shutdown and fund federal agencies through the end of fiscal 2018, Bloomberg reported Friday. The budget package is now headed to the White House for President Donald Trump’s signature. Mick Mulvaney, director …

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Report: DoD to Unveil National Defense Strategy Soon

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said the Defense Department aims to provide details of a national defense strategy by Jan. 19, Defense News reported Sunday. Mattis told reporters Friday at the Pentagon that DoD will release a shorter and unclassified version of the document to the public. The department also expects …

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GAO: Guidance Needed to Manage US Border Patrol Tech Assist Data Quality

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the U.S. Border Patrol agency craft guidance to manage data on the contributions of technology platforms or other assets to secure the southwest border. GAO said Thursday it found that Border Patrol lacks “sufficient” guidance to validate the usability, reliability and accuracy of asset assists data that agents …

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Kirstjen Nielsen Eyes DHS Hiring Process Modernization as DHS Secretary Nominee

Kirstjen Nielsen, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security, has said she would help DHS implement a “holistic” approach to recruit border security and cybersecurity professionals if Congress approves her nomination, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Nielsen told the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs during a …

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DHS S&T Project Aims to Repurpose Analytic Tools for Border Security Operations

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has launched a new project to repurpose, modify or integrate existing commercial and government analytic tools into border security platforms. DHS said Friday it aims to produce automated software to increase the amount of available data for border situational awareness missions through the Adaptive …

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