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DHS Issues ‘Other Transaction’ Solicitation for Financial Sector Cybersecurity Tools

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The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology branch has published an “other transaction” solicitation for the development of cybersecurity tools for U.S. financial systems as part of DHS’ Silicon Valley Innovation Program. DHS said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Nov. 21 it seeks Financial Services Cyber Security Active Defense ideas and technologies in the areas of …

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Legislative Cyber Leaders to Join President-Elect Trump’s Transition Team

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Three House Republicans whose committee memberships include work in the area of cybersecurity will join president-elect Donald Trump’s transition team, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Joseph Marks writes the selection of the trio of congressional cyber leaders support Trump’s pledge to establish a Defense Department-led cyber protection review of U.S. infrastructure. Appointees include: …

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Michael Wynne: Analog Circuit Design Key to Cyber Defense

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Michael Wynne, former U.S. Air Force secretary, has said the federal government should prioritize the shift from software patches to computational analog circuit design in order to defend computer networks from cyber threats. He wrote in a Breaking Defense opinion piece published Wednesday that government officials should work to protect federal websites …

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NIJ Unveils Final Version of Smart Gun Tech Baseline Specs

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The National Institute of Justice has released the final version of baseline specifications for minimum technical requirements that law enforcement agencies will seek from potential providers of smart gun technology. A blog post published Wednesday on the Justice Department website says NIJ drafted the specifications with the help of firearms experts from the DOJ …

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DHS, FAA Start UAS Detection Study Around Denver Airport

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The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Aviation Administration have kicked off a drone detection research around Denver as part of an effort to explore technologies the agencies believe could help detect unmanned aircraft systems near airports. The FAA said Wednesday the research being conducted in the vicinity of Denver International …

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DHS Unveils Set of IoT Security Principles

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The Department of Homeland Security has released a set of principles to detail new approaches and suggested practices on how to secure technologies associated with the Internet of Things. DHS said Tuesday the principles were established to guide stakeholders on risk-based security decisions such as the design, manufacture and use of internet-connected devices and …

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White House Seeks to Promote Veterans’ Use of Federal Education Benefits Through New Measures

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The White House has unveiled new measures that seek to help veterans, uniformed personnel and their families leverage the use of federal education benefits through a presidential memorandum. The memorandum calls for the Education Department to work with the departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security to develop, launch …

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DHS’ Dan Cotter: Smart City, Public Safety Tech Should Incorporate Geospatial Data

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Dan Cotter, director of the first responders group within the Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate, has said public sector agencies should incorporate geospatial data in smart city and emergency response technologies. DHS said Tuesday Cotter joined a panel discussion on how geospatial data can support smart city initiatives on Sept. 28 …

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DHS, APCO Form Public-Safety Mobile App Security Partnership

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The Department of Homeland Security and the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International have partnered to help the first responder community secure mobile applications. DHS said Monday its science and technology directorate will offer funds and technical support to help APCO refine an evaluation program that will aid interoperability, reliability and security of public …

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