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Reports: House Approves DHS Reauthorization Bill

The House of Representatives voted 386-41 Thursday to pass a bill that would re-authorize the Department of Homeland Security and direct changes to the department’s national security initiatives, The Hill reported Thursday. If approved by Senate, the bill would mark the first re-authorization of DHS after it was created 15 years ago …

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Sen. Ron Wyden: DHS Needs to Adopt DMARC Tech to Address Impersonation of Federal Agencies Via Emails

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) has called on the Department of Homeland Security to address cyber hackers’ attempts to transmit email messages that impersonate federal agencies through adoption of the Domain-based Message Authentication Reporting and Conformance technology. Wyden told Jeanette Manfra, acting undersecretary for cybersecurity at DHS, in a letter released …

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House GOP to Tackle US-Mexico Border Wall Construction Fund

House Republicans will take up a national security-focused spending bill next week that includes funds to begin construction of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. The report said an aide of Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-California) confirmed that Republican lawmakers plan to attach constructions …

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Report: DHS Advisory Group to Produce Reports on Botnet Attack Mitigation

A group of advisers within the Department of Homeland Security‘s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee will release two reports on how the U.S. government can counter cyber attacks carried out by networks of compromised devices, know as botnets, Nextgov reported Friday. Sonus Networks CEO Raymond Dolan, chairman of NSTAC’s Internet and Communications …

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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 …

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Govt, Industry Participants Train for Infrastructure Defense at Cyber Guard Exercise

The FBI, Cyber Command and Department of Homeland Security have co-hosted a week long exercise wherein participants from academia, industry, U.S. government and other allies performed training activities designed to prepare personnel for potential cyber attacks on critical infrastructure. Cybercom said Wednesday that the Cyber Guard event gathered more than …

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Inspector General: DHS Must Update Financial Mgmt Systems, IT Security Programs

The Department of Homeland Security‘s inspector general has said DHS’ chief information officer and acting chief financial officer must work together to update financial management systems and associated information technology security programs. KPMG was contracted to perform an audit of fiscal 2016 DHS financial statements as well as evaluate general information technology …

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DHS Seeks Public Input to Address Homeland Security Challenges

The Department of Homeland Security seeks public comments on what homeland security challenges affect citizens and communities in the U.S. DHS said Tuesday it aims to address border security, counterterrorism, cybersecurity, disaster preparedness and response, drug interdiction, immigration enforcement and trade enforcement challenges via the My DHS Idea campaign. Interested participants …

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