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Profile: John Felker, Director of DHS’ National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center


John Felker has served as the director of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center at the Department of Homeland Security since August 2015. He manages the NCCIC’s day-to-day cybersecurity information sharing, incident response and coordination functions. Before he joined DHS, Felker worked as director of cyber and intelligence strategy at Hewlett Packard Enterprise for two …

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DOT’s IG: Cyber Incident Handling ‘Ineffective, Incomplete’


The Transportation Department‘s inspector general has called DOT’s handling of cybersecurity incidents “ineffective and incomplete” in an audit the IG conducted on the agency’s information systems and networks. DOT’s IG said Thursday it evaluated how the department monitors, reports, detects and resolves cyber incidents and also informs authorities of both the event and resolution. The IG said DOT did …

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Deltek: US Civilian Agencies Have Awarded $75M in Cloud Contracts as of September


A new Deltek report says that U.S. civilian agencies awarded $75.5 million in cloud computing contracts during the federal government’s 2016 fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. Deltek’s preliminary data on the federal government’s fiscal year 2016 contract value also showed that defense agencies have awarded $45.3 million in cloud contracts, approximately …

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DOE Monitors Energy Infrastructure as Hurricane Matthew Reaches Florida

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The Energy Department has deployed teams of emergency responders to monitor energy infrastructure as Hurricane Matthew hits Florida. DOE said Thursday the department’s responders are communicating with other responders and the energy sector to support the government’s restoration efforts. DOE works with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Environmental Protection Agency and the departments of Homeland Security, Transportation, …

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DHS, NASA Develop Calculation Tool to Help Mitigate Solar Storm Impact on Electric Grid

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The Department of Homeland Security and NASA have collaborated on the development of an online geoelectric field computing platform that will work to support solar storm preparation efforts. DHS’ science and technology directorate and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center built the Online Geoelectric Field Calculation Tool to aid in the planning and …

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DHS, America’s Public TV Stations Team Up to Advance Datacasting Use by First Responders


The Department of Homeland Security has partnered with America’s Public Television Stations in an effort to promote the availability of datacasting platforms designed to facilitate communications for first responders. DHS said Wednesday a datacasting system works to help users transmit files, images, voice and videos to a specific audience through broadcast television signals during …

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Presidential Memo Bolstered Diversity in National Security Workforce


President Barack Obama has called for greater diversity in the national security workforce which includes the departments of State, Defense, Justice, Treasury, Homeland Security, the Intelligence Community and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Obama said in a presidential memorandum published Wednesday that the national security workforce is less diverse than the rest of the …

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