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John Zangardi: DHS to Form Cloud Steering Group

John Zangardi, chief information officer at the Department of Homeland Security, said at a cybersecurity forum last week that DHS will establish a group to help drive its cloud migration efforts, FCW reported Wednesday. He told audience at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s 2018 Cyber Technology Summit the department currently works to …

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DHS, ODNI, FBI to Host Classified Briefing on Election Infrastructure Security Efforts

The Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the FBI will jointly host a three-day national classified dialogue with the country’s state election officials beginning on Friday. ODNI said Thursday the briefing event seeks to increase state governments’ awareness of foreign adversary threats on election infrastructure …

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Jeanette Manfra: DHS Unveils Supply Chain Initiative to Address Cyber Gaps Between Govt, Contractors

The Department of Homeland Security has introduced a program that aims to identify cybersecurity gaps between federal agencies and contractors, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary for the office of cybersecurity and communications at DHS’ national protection and programs directorate, told reporters Wednesday the supply chain initiative launched …

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DHS S&T Develops AI-Based Method for Aircraft Threat Detection

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has begun to develop an artificial intelligence-based method for Customs and Border Protection agents to identify non-commercial aircraft threats. DHS said Thursday its S&T directorate is developing the Predictive Threat Model to aid CBP’s Air and Marine Operations Center in efforts to track small general aviation aircraft, …

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Christopher Krebs Nominated to Lead DHS’ Natl Protection & Programs Directorate

Christopher Krebs, acting undersecretary of the Department of Homeland Security‘s National Protection and Programs Directorate, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to lead NPPD on a full-time basis. He concurrently serves as assistant secretary in the Office of Infrastructure Protection and leads NPPD’s efforts to prevent complex mass attacks, secure …

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Elaine Duke: Budget Uncertainty Disrupts DHS Programs

Elaine Duke, deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has told lawmakers that the lack of a long-term budget limits DHS’ capacity to carry out major programs and lessens manpower needed to address priorities, the Homeland Preparedness News reported Wednesday. Duke said at a Senate hearing on DHS reauthorization that continuing …

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Kirstjen Nielsen, Ralph Goodale Meet to Discuss US-Canada Security Cooperation

Ralph Goodale, Canadian minister for public safety and emergency preparedness, met with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in Washington to discuss U.S.-Canada cooperation on efforts to safeguard both countries against national security threats. Nielsen and Goodale also discussed other topics such as cybersecurity, migration, cannabis and opioid, preclearance and irregular migration during their …

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Report: DHS Plans Govt Internet Connection Program Revamp to Facilitate Cloud Adoption

The Department of Homeland Security aims to update the Trusted Internet Connection  program to account for cloud computing and cybersecurity initiatives across the federal government, FCW reported Tuesday. The TIC 3.0 update is intended to guide agencies amid a continued increase in cloud adoption efforts and mobile device usage. Mark Bunn, a program manager …

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