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Jeanette Manfra: DHS Looks to Expand Automated Threat Info Sharing Efforts

The Department of Homeland Security plans to provide additional technical context to the cyber threat information that the department sends to industry partners under the Automated Information Sharing program, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary of cybersecurity and communications in DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate, told Federal …

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DHS Establishes Initiative to Address Encryption Challenges

The Department of Homeland Security has launched an effort to collaborate with the technology community, law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders to stop terrorist abuse of encryption tools. DHS took action after House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) asked the department to establish an advisory board that will help address …

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Report: DOE-Backed National Labs License 19 Cybersecurity Tools to Private Sector

Energy Department-funded national laboratories have so far licensed 19 cybersecurity technology platforms through the Transition to Practice program managed by the  Department of Homeland Security, FCW reported Wednesday. DHS established the TTP program in 2012 as part of efforts to help transfer innovations from a laboratory into the commercial marketplace. The …

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DHS Forms Sector Coordinating Council With Election Industry Members

The Department of Homeland Security and the Election Assistance Commission convened Wednesday with election stakeholders to organize a coordinating body for sector-specific policies, strategies and activities. The meeting with election industry representatives as well as local and state election officials worked to launch an industry-led Sector Coordinating Council to be …

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Federal News Radio: Jose Arrieta to Become HHS Acquisition Official in January

Jose Arietta, current director of the General Services Administration‘s Office of Information Technology 70 Schedule Contract Operations, will join the Department of Health and Human Services in January as deputy assistant secretary for acquisition and senior procurement executive, Federal News Radio reported Monday. The station noted Arietta will succeed Angela Billups, who …

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House OKs Bill to Revamp DHS Cyber Mission

House lawmakers have approved through a voice vote a bill that would reorganize the Department of Homeland Security‘s cybersecurity functions, The Hill reported Monday. The legislation would elevate DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate into a standalone agency from its current status as a component within department headquarters. NPPD would be …

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