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GAO Urges DHS to Modify Development Process for Acquisition Requirements

The Government Accountability Office has recommended to the Department of Homeland Security to implement different approaches to clarify operational requirements for the acquisition programs of the department’s agencies. GAO said Wednesday the heads of DHS agencies should finalize and promote their respective draft policies for requirements development and establish or …

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Report: DHS Appoints Bob Kolasky to Head National Risk Management Center

Bob Kolasky, acting assistant secretary for infrastructure protection at the Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate, has been named director of the National Risk Management Center, MeriTalk reported Monday. NPPD Undersecretary Chris Krebs said Kolasky will form a planning team and start his transition to new responsibilities …

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Jason Klitenic Joins ODNI as General Counsel

Jason Klitenic, former deputy general counsel at the Department of Homeland Security, has joined the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to serve as general counsel. Daniel Coats, the director of national intelligence, swore in Klitenic, following the appointee's Senate confirmation last week, the DNI said Monday.

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DHS Science Department Holds Rally to Test Biometric Security Systems

The Department of Homeland Security‘s Science and Technology Directorate has hosted the first Biometric Technology Rally, which featured tests of scanning technologies with face and face/iris recognition. The 10-day event aimed to mitigate biometric flaws at security checkpoints. It took place at the directorate’s Maryland Test Facility in March and …

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Congress Eyes DoD-Hosted National Cyber Response Exercise Under Defense Budget Bill

The Senate and the House Armed Services Committee are proposing an annual defense policy bill that would task the Defense Department to host a national cyber defense exercise, Fifth Domain reported Wednesday. The high-level exercise would leverage department-level leadership to support the cyber needs of civil authorities, policy testing, cyber-incident coordination, operational planning …

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