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House Approves DHS Database Consolidation Bill

The House has passed a bill that would consolidate databases and systems of the Department of Homeland Security‘s 22 component agencies in a move to simplify information sharing across DHS, FCW reported Tuesday. The DHS Data Framework Act seeks to streamline the process for exchange and analysis of intelligence on national …

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US Signs Cooperation Deal With Kuwait on Customs-Related Matters

Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan has signed a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement with Kuwait official Jamal Al Jalawi to establish a legal structure for information-sharing arrangements in support of customs laws. McAleenan represented the U.S. government in the agreement while Al Jalawi, director general of the Kuwait general administration of customs, …

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Kevin Cox: DHS to Require Vendors to Submit Supply Chain Risk Mgmt Plans for Cyber Products

The Department of Homeland Security plans to implement a new requirement that seeks to provide federal agencies information on commercial cybersecurity products and services they purchase, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Kevin Cox, manager of the continuous diagnostic and mitigation program at DHS, told the station the updated supply chain …

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DHS, NIST to Sponsor Smart City Cybersecurity Challenge

The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Department of Homeland Security will sponsor a challenge that will urge participants to design smart city technologies with cybersecurity as the top priority. NIST said Thursday the 2018 Global City Teams Challenge, called “Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge,” will forge collaborations …

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DHS Outlines Efforts to Fight Domestic Terrorism

The Department of Homeland Security has outlined four ways that the department works to mitigate domestic terrorism. DHS said Wednesday its office for community partnerships conducts briefings, exercises, workshops and training to educate and help communities fight domestic terror threats. OCP’s Countering Violent Extremism grant program funds initiatives to address violent …

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DHS Seeks CTO for Natl Protection & Programs Directorate

The Department of Homeland Security looks for a chief technology officer to work at DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate in Arlington, Virginia. A USAJobs notice posted Friday says the incumbent will identify technologies that can aid the mission of the department’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and …

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DHS, TSA Test New Touch-Free Biometric Fingerprint Tech

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate and the Transportation Security Administration have begun to test touch-free fingerprint scanners at two airports with the goal to shorten the passenger identity verification process. DHS said Tuesday the Advanced Optical Systems-built biometric fingerprint platforms are currently used in certain lanes at the Atlanta …

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