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DHS Issues ‘Other Transaction’ Solicitation for Financial Sector Cybersecurity Tools

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The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology branch has published an “other transaction” solicitation for the development of cybersecurity tools for U.S. financial systems as part of DHS’ Silicon Valley Innovation Program. DHS said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Nov. 21 it seeks Financial Services Cyber Security Active Defense ideas and technologies in the areas of …

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Legislative Cyber Leaders to Join President-Elect Trump’s Transition Team

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Three House Republicans whose committee memberships include work in the area of cybersecurity will join president-elect Donald Trump’s transition team, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Joseph Marks writes the selection of the trio of congressional cyber leaders support Trump’s pledge to establish a Defense Department-led cyber protection review of U.S. infrastructure. Appointees include: …

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Michael Wynne: Analog Circuit Design Key to Cyber Defense

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Michael Wynne, former U.S. Air Force secretary, has said the federal government should prioritize the shift from software patches to computational analog circuit design in order to defend computer networks from cyber threats. He wrote in a Breaking Defense opinion piece published Wednesday that government officials should work to protect federal websites …

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NIJ Unveils Final Version of Smart Gun Tech Baseline Specs

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The National Institute of Justice has released the final version of baseline specifications for minimum technical requirements that law enforcement agencies will seek from potential providers of smart gun technology. A blog post published Wednesday on the Justice Department website says NIJ drafted the specifications with the help of firearms experts from the DOJ …

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DHS Unveils Set of IoT Security Principles

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The Department of Homeland Security has released a set of principles to detail new approaches and suggested practices on how to secure technologies associated with the Internet of Things. DHS said Tuesday the principles were established to guide stakeholders on risk-based security decisions such as the design, manufacture and use of internet-connected devices and …

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DHS’ Dan Cotter: Smart City, Public Safety Tech Should Incorporate Geospatial Data

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Dan Cotter, director of the first responders group within the Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate, has said public sector agencies should incorporate geospatial data in smart city and emergency response technologies. DHS said Tuesday Cotter joined a panel discussion on how geospatial data can support smart city initiatives on Sept. 28 …

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DHS, APCO Form Public-Safety Mobile App Security Partnership

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The Department of Homeland Security and the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International have partnered to help the first responder community secure mobile applications. DHS said Monday its science and technology directorate will offer funds and technical support to help APCO refine an evaluation program that will aid interoperability, reliability and security of public …

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Jeh Johnson, Thomas Donohue Urge Businesses to Use DHS & Chamber of Commerce Cybersecurity Resources

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Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas Donohue have called on businesses to use information and resources from DHS and the Chamber to support cyber, economic and national security programs. Johnson and Donohue wrote in a joint guest post published Thursday on …

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GAO: DHS’ CIO Office Should Take Principal Role in Joint Requirements Council

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The Government Accountability Office has said that the Department of Homeland Security‘s Office of the Chief Information Officer should serve as a principal on the reinstated Joint Requirements Council to help minimize risks in information technology programs. GAO said Monday a formal and consistent role for OCIO could help address “poorly developed requirements” …

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