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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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Sen. Claire McCaskill Wants OMB to Explain Proposed Federal Pay Freeze

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) has asked Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, to explain the agency’s proposal to suspend salary increases for all federal employees, Government Executive reported Friday. McCaskill urged Mulvaney in a letter to provide the rationale behind the proposed pay freeze, which will affect law enforcement …

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Jeanette Manfra: DHS to Update Automated Cyber Threat Indicator Sharing Platform

The Department of Homeland Security wants to update an automated technology platform DHS personnel use to share threat information with other federal agencies, infrastructure operators and companies, Nextgov reported Thursday. Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications at DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate, said at a US Telecom-hosted cybersecurity …

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