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Suzanne Spaulding: DHS NPPD Directorate to Adopt ‘Cyber & Infrastructure Protection’ Name in Awareness Push

The Department of Homeland Security‘s National Protections and Programs Directorate will adopt the new name of “Cyber and Infrastructure Protection” in a push to expand about its identity to its workforce and other interested stakeholders, Federal Times reported Friday. Aaron Boyd writes the organization composed of 18,000 federal employees and contractors will work to …

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Rep. Will Hurd: DHS Should Assist State, Local Agencies in Cyber Threat Mgmt

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) has said the Department of Homeland Security can serve as a resource for state and local government agencies to determine strategies against sophisticated cyber threats, GCN reported Wednesday. Hurd told the publication he believes conversations between leaders at all levels of government are necessary to secure U.S. critical infrastructure. He proposed a …

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DHS Licenses Cyber Tool to RhinoCorps Under Transition to Practice Program; Mike Pozmantier Comments

The Department of Homeland Security has licensed a Pacific Northwest National Laboratory-built cyber risk assessment platform for commercial use. DHS’ science and technology directorate handed the Physical and Cyber Risk Analysis Tool to New Mexico-based vulnerability analysis tool developer RhinoCorps as part of the Transition to Practice program of the directorate’s cybersecurity division, DHS …

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DHS, NASA Form Crowdsourcing Tech Competition Partnership; Reginald Brothers Comments

The Department of Homeland Security and NASA have formed a partnership to jointly hold crowdsourcing-based prize competitions as part of both agencies’ efforts to help develop new technologies. DHS said Wednesday its science and technology directorate will work with NASA’s Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation to solicit homeland security …

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Federal News Radio: Robert Silvers Named DHS Cyber Policy Assistant Secretary

Robert Silvers has been appointed assistant secretary for cyber policy at the Department of Homeland Security and will also hold responsibility over related strategies at DHS, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jason Miller writes Silvers succeeds Rosemary Wenchel, who is retiring after more than 25 years in government. Silvers has worked with DHS since 2012 as deputy …

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DHS Deploys User Verification Tool by Johns Hopkins APL-Queralt Team for Data Sharing

The Department of Homeland Security has begun to deploy a new system designed to help DHS facilitate data sharing and collaboration with other federal agencies and organizations through the Homeland Security Information Network. DHS’ science and technology directorate provided funds to help Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory and cloud-based …

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University-Led Consortium Aims to Help DHS Secure US Infrastructure Via New Center

The Department of Homeland Security has partnered with a consortium led by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to establish a new center of excellence to develop critical infrastructure security tools and strategies. DHS said Thursday the university will host an event Tuesday to mark the official launch of the Critical Infrastructure Resilience …

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Sutherland’s Chuck Brooks: Vigilance, Shared Intell, Tech Key to Protect ‘Soft Targets’

Chuck Brooks, vice president for government relations and marketing at Sutherland Global Services, believes the U.S. should exercise vigilance, adopt intelligence and surveillance technologies and deploy trained security personnel to prevent attacks on soft targets. He wrote in a guest piece published Monday on Federal Times the recent terror attacks in Brussels have brought …

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