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Kirstjen Nielsen to Be Nominated for Homeland Security Secretary Post

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Kirstjen Nielsen, principal deputy chief of staff at the White House, as the next secretary at the Department of Homeland Security. The White House said Wednesday Nielsen is the first DHS leadership nominee to have previously worked for the department and her professional experience spans homeland security policy …

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Report: Barry West Named Acting DHS Deputy CIO

Barry West, a senior adviser at the Department of Homeland Security, has been named deputy chief information officer of DHS effective Oct. 15, FedScoop reported Tuesday. Interim DHS CIO Steve Rice said in an e-mail to staff that West will serve in a limited-term senior executive service appointment as senior adviser and as deputy …

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CBO: US Ports Cybersecurity Bill Would Cost $38M Through 2022

A Congressional Budget Office report says a proposed bill that would address the cybersecurity of U.S. ports would cost $38 million to implement over the 2018 to 2022 period. The Strengthening Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Coordination in Our Ports Act of 2017 would also authorize the U.S. Coast Guard to undertake cybersecurity-related activities, CBO …

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Presidential Memo Aims to Advance Sharing, Use of National Security Threat Actor Data

President Donald Trump has signed a memorandum that seeks to advance analysis, integration, sharing and use of classified data on threat actors and their networks in support of national security missions. The White House memo published Thursday would direct the U.S. attorney general, Department of Homeland Security secretary and director …

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Christopher Krebs: New DHS Task Force to Oversee State, Local Election Security

Christopher Krebs, acting undersecretary of the Department of Homeland Security‘s cybersecurity and critical infrastructure division, has said that DHS created a task force that will oversee the security of state and local voting systems, Nextgov reported Tuesday. He told the House Homeland Security Committee’s cybersecurity subcomittee during a hearing held …

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DHS S&T Website Features Homeland Security Innovation Projects

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has unveiled a new web page to display multiple innovation projects that seek to address homeland security challenges. DHS said Wednesday the Mobilizing Innovation page features a detailed overview and description of S&T projects categorized into mission areas such as resilience tactics, cybersecurity, first response, …

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NIST, DHS Partner to Establish Internet Routing System Security Standards

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has worked with the Department of Homeland Security and the internet industry to develop standards for the protection of electronic messages from data theft. The Internet Engineering Task Force published the Secure Inter-Domain Routing framework in an effort to establish a uniform approach for protecting the internet’s …

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DHS Inspector General: IT Systems Fall Short of Backing CBP’s Border Security Efforts

The Department of Homeland Security‘s inspector general has found that the Customs and Border Protection’s information technology infrastructure failed to support its goal to prevent the entry to the U.S. of foreigners who may pose national security threats. U.S. international airports also experienced system outages in its incoming passenger screening processes that …

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DHS S&T Project Aims to Repurpose Analytic Tools for Border Security Operations

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has launched a new project to repurpose, modify or integrate existing commercial and government analytic tools into border security platforms. DHS said Friday it aims to produce automated software to increase the amount of available data for border situational awareness missions through the Adaptive …

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