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Task Force Report Describes DOJ’s Efforts to Address Cyber Threats Posed by Foreign Influence Operations

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday announced the release of a report that provides an assessment of cybersecurity threats facing the country and describes how the Justice Department detects and responds to those threats. The department said Thursday the report was produced by the cyber-digital task force that Sessions established in …

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Christopher Krebs: Trump Administration Seeks Public-Private Collaboration for National Risk Mgmt Initiative

Christopher Krebs, undersecretary for the Department of Homeland Security’s national protection and programs directorate, has said the Trump administration plans to launch an initiative to encourage public-private partnerships to address cyber threats and secure critical infrastructure, Nextgov reported Friday. He told audience at a Washington Post-hosted cyber forum Friday the planned …

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Rep. John Ratcliffe Unveils DHS Cybersecurity Modernization Bill

Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas has introduced a bill to keep the Continuous Diagnostics Mitigation program of the Department of Homeland Security up-to-date. The proposed Advancing Cybersecurity Diagnostics and Mitigation Act aims to give CDM a boost in the hopes that it can keep up with emerging cyber technologies and guard against potential cybersecurity …

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Report: DHS, GSA Use ‘Commercial Solutions Opening’ Method to Expedite Tech Procurements

The Department of Homeland Security and the General Services Administration have launched efforts to advance the use of “commercial solutions opening” method to speed up the acquisition of innovative platforms and services, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. DHS released in June its guidelines for the CSO contracting method, while GSA unveiled in …

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DHS, Canada’s Defense R&D Center to Evaluate Use of Artificial Intelligence in Emergency Response

The Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology directorate has partnered with the Canadian defense research and development center for security science to evaluate the use of artificial intelligence and situational awareness tools in critical situations. Both parties agreed to conduct an AI field experiment to determine how the Assistant for …

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William Bryan to be Nominated Full-Time DHS S&T Undersecretary

President Donald Trump plans to nominate William Bryan, acting undersecretary for science and technology at the Department of Homeland Security since May 2017, to lead the S&T directorate on a full-time basis. In his current role, Bryan oversees leads research, development, innovation, testing and evaluation efforts of department components and first responders in the …

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Ronald Vitiello Named Acting ICE Chief; Kirstjen Nielsen Comments

Ronald Vitiello, acting deputy commissioner of the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection, has been appointed by DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to succeed the retiring Tom Homan as acting director of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Vitiello’s appointment took effect Saturday, June 30, and he will also serve …

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