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DHS Offers Online Cyber Courses to Veterans Via Federal Virtual Training Environment

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The Department of Homeland Security has begun to provide online cybersecurity training courses to retired uniformed personnel, Nextgov reported Friday. Aliya Sternstein writes DHS offers on-demand classes in mobile security, malware analysis and ethical hacking to veterans through the Federal Virtual Training Environment. Retired servicemembers that seek to gain professional …

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Penny Pritzker Reappoints Jeff Johnson, Sue Swenson, Teri Takai as FirstNet Board Members

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Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has reappointed Jeff Johnson, former fire chief and CEO of the Western Fire Chiefs Association; Teri Takai, senior adviser at the Center for Digital Government and Novatel Wireless CEO Sue Swenson to serve on the First Responder Network Authority board. The Commerce Department said Thursday Johnson, Takai and …

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DHS, Army Develop Wildland Firefighter Garment System to Address Heat Exhaustion Risk

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The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has partnered with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center to create a garment system for wildland firefighters in an effort to address risks from heat exhaustion. DHS said Monday the Wildland Firefighter Advanced Personal Protection System is made of …

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DHS’ Jeh Johnson Speaks at Middle Eastern Law Enforcement Officers Association Conference

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Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has highlighted DHS’ commitment to help keep communities safe during a speech at the first annual conference of the Middle Eastern Law Enforcement Officers Association in Dearborn, Michigan. MELOA comprises several department employees who aim to promote trust through community engagement, George Selim, director of DHS’ office for community …

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NIST, Industry Partners Develop Mobile Wireless Communications Platform for First Responders

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology has collaborated with more than 70 industry partners to combine commercial technologies into a mobile wireless communications system for first responders. NIST said Wednesday the Rapidly Deployable Public Safety Research Platform works to facilitate voice, text, video and data communications between approximately 200 users of broadband smartphones, …

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DHS Rolls Out First Responder Data Sharing Tool Worldwide; Dan Cotter Comments

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The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has rolled out an information sharing tool for first responders around the world. DHS said Monday the Next-Generation Incident Command System works as a mobile, web-based communication platform for first responders to request and receive remote assistance from personnel. DHS and the U.S. Coast …

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Jeh Johnson: DHS Mulls Cyber Protection For Election System

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Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has said DHS is examining whether the election system needs the agency’s security support against potential cyberattacks, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Nicole Ogrysko writes Johnson told reporters the government should determine whether the election process is a “critical infrastructure” similar to the …

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DHS S&T Conducts First Responder Electronic Jamming Exercise

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The Department of Homeland Security held the First Responder Electronic Jamming Exercise at the White Sand Missile Range in New Mexico in an effort to combat electronic jamming of first responders’ radio communications systems. DHS said Wednesday its agency’s science and technology directorate sought to prevent communication interference through the use of jamming prevention, detection and …

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