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DHS, DARPA to Support Mobile Security Tool Devt Based on Continuous Authentication; Vincent Sritapan Comments

mobile security

The Department of Homeland Security and the Defense Advance Research Project Agency have teamed up to fund a Kryptowire-led project that aims to develop a user authentication tool for mobile devices. Researchers at Kryptowire have created a continuous authentication algorithm that works to validate mobile device users through their behavioral patterns that …

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Deltek’s John Slye: DHS IT Spending to Top $7B in FY 2021


A Deltek report estimates that the Department of Homeland Security‘s spending on information technology contracts will increase by a 2.5% compound annual growth rate to $7.4 billion in fiscal year 2021 from $6.5 billion in FY 2016. Deltek analyst John Slye wrote in a blog post published Wednesday the research firm’s “Federal Information Technology Market, 2016-2021” …

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DHS Partners With Virginia Attorney General’s Office to Raise Public Awareness on Human Trafficking


The Department of Homeland Security has teamed up with the Virginia Office of the Attorney General to launch efforts that aim to increase awareness on human trafficking through DHS’ Blue Campaign. The attorney general’s office in Virginia will distribute awareness materials from DHS Blue Campaign throughout the state to help community …

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Federal News Radio: Roopangi Kadakia Named VA CISO

Roopangi Kadakia

Roopangi Kadakia — program executive for security operations, web services and information management at NASA — has been appointed as chief information security officer of the  Department of Veteran Affairs, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Jason Miller writes LaVerne Council, VA assistant secretary for information and technology, told department employees in an email that Kadakia …

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Report Outlines Priority Tech Areas for DHS’ Integrated Product Teams

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The Department of Homeland Security has published a report that outlines 24 focus areas of  technology research-and-development initiatives by DHS’ integrated product teams in fiscal year 2016. DHS said Monday it categorized the IPTs’ technical focus areas into aviation security, biological threats, border security, cybersecurity and counterterrorism. “Threats to our homeland are …

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National Institute of Justice Seeks Feedback on Law Enforcement Gun Safety Tech Baseline Specifications

military in training

The National Institute of Justice has requested for public feedback on a published draft document regarding generic baseline security specifications for law enforcement service pistols with additional safety technology. A notice posted Friday on the Federal Register pointed to a joint report by the Justice Department, Department of Homeland Security and …

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Reps. Jim Langevin, John Ratcliffe Propose Bills to Facilitate U.S.-Israel Cybersecurity R&D Partnerships


Reps. Jim Langevin (D-Rhode Island) and John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) have introduced bills that seek to facilitate research and development collaboration in cybersecurity between the U.S. and Israel. The proposed United States-Israel Cybersecurity Cooperation Enhancement Act of 2016 seeks to establish a grant program for joint cybersecurity R&D projects, Langevin’s office said in …

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Navy, Coast Guard Plan New Joint Polar Icebreaker Office; Charles Michel Comments


The U.S. Navy and Coast Guard plan to create a joint program office that will be responsible for the acquisition of a new polar icebreaker, Navy Times reported Thursday. The chief of staff for Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-California), chairman of the House Transportation Coast Guard and maritime transportation subcommittee, told reporter Meghann Myers the …

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