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GAO Recommends DHS to Build on Mgmt Function Efforts

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Department of Homeland Security to continue efforts to strengthen and integrate management functions through the identification and allocation of resources in areas such as staffing for acquisition and information technology positions. According to a report published Thursday, DHS has met 13 out of 30 outcomes …

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GAO: DHS, FBI Should Formally Conduct Bioforensics Capability Gap Analysis

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Department of Homeland Security to cooperate with the FBI in the completion of a formal bioforensics capability gap analysis. GAO said Friday the capability gap analysis can help inform current and future bioforensics investments through the identification of needs and scientific and technical gaps. DHS and FBI have …

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GAO: DoD, DHS, HHS Need to Adopt Existing Tools to Coordinate Pandemic Response Efforts

The Government Accountability Office has called on the departments of Defense, Health and Human Services and Homeland Security to employ existing tools to coordinate preparedness and response to a pandemic. Those mechanisms include training exercises, liaison officers and interagency working groups, GAO said in a report published Friday. GAO also found that DoD …

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DHS S&T Directorate Unveils New Bluetooth Access Control Capacity for Virtual Mobile Infrastructure

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has created and commercialized a new Bluetooth access control capacity for virtual mobile infrastructure on mobile devices. DHS said Wednesday the VMI platform offers no data-at-rest capacity on mobile devices which will help provide secure access to applications and enterprise data that …

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GAO: DHS Needs to Work With Partners to Coordinate Critical infrastructure Access Control Efforts

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Department of Homeland Security to collaborate with partners to identify ways on how to coordinate access control initiatives across critical infrastructure sectors. DHS’ screening coordination office should update its goals and objectives in order to help harmonize screening and credentialing efforts across the department, …

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DHS Secretary John Kelly Backs ‘Critical’ Designation for US Election Infrastructure

John Kelly, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has said that he plans to retain the former Obama administration’s critical infrastructure designation to U.S. election systems as part of cybersecurity efforts, The Hill newspaper reported Tuesday. Morgan Chalfant writes the designation expanded federal protections for election infrastructure to cover polling and vote tabulation stations, storage …

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DHS to Showcase Cybersecurity Tech Platforms at RSA 2017 Conference

The Department of Homeland Security plans to demonstrate cybersecurity platforms at the RSA 2017 conference that will be held from Feb. 14 to 16 in San Francisco, California. DHS said Monday its science and technology directorate will showcase 12 government-funded technologies that are ready for pilot deployment and commercialization. The security platforms include AS-Rank, …

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