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DOE, DHS Partner for Energy Management Infrastructure Effort

The Department of Energy and the Department of Homeland Security have signed on a partnership to develop and implement an infrastructure aiming to reduce the latter department’s energy consumption without compromising security and resilience. DOE said Tuesday the partnership supports the Federal Energy Management Program that seeks to aid all federal agencies in handling energy …

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DHS S&T Releases Cybersecurity Guides Based on R&D Efforts

The Department of Homeland Security‘s Science and Technology Directorate has published two new cybersecurity guides that build on multiple research and development efforts. Under the DHS Silicon Valley Innovation Program, the Portfolio Guide provides 15 overviews regarding the department’s cybersecurity R&D portfolio, while the Technology Guide features 70 R&D efforts and suggestions on transition-ready technologies, DHS said …

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Lawmakers Move to Expand DHS Cybersecurity Role

House and Senate lawmakers advanced two bills last Wednesday that would expand the Department of Homeland Security‘s cybersecurity mission. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee passed a DHS reauthorization bill that would reorganize the department’s National Protection and Programs Directorate; secure personally identifiable information; and support cybersecurity research, Covington …

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Vice Adm. Karl Schultz Nominated U.S. Coast Guard Commandant

President Donald Trump has nominated Vice Adm. Karl Schultz, commander of U.S. Coast Guard‘s Atlantic area, to serve as the next leader of USCG. Schultz holds more than 35 years of USCG leadership experience that includes various collaborations with other Department of Homeland Security components and the Defense Department, DHS said Thursday. In …

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Inspector General: 64 of DHS’ National Security, Unclassified Systems Lack Authority to Operate

The Department of Homeland Security‘s inspector general evaluated DHS’ information security program for fiscal 2017 in compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 and found that 64 of its national security and unclassified systems lacked authority to operate. DHS IG said in a report published Wednesday the department failed …

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GAO: 2017 Hurricane-Related Federal Contracts Hit $5.6B

The Government Accountability Office has found that 19 federal agencies had allocated more than $5.6 billion on contracts as of Dec. 31, 2017 to support initiatives in response to three hurricanes last year. GAO said in a report published Wednesday about 97 percent of those contract obligations in response to hurricanes Irma, Harvey …

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John Zangardi: DHS to Form Cloud Steering Group

John Zangardi, chief information officer at the Department of Homeland Security, said at a cybersecurity forum last week that DHS will establish a group to help drive its cloud migration efforts, FCW reported Wednesday. He told audience at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s 2018 Cyber Technology Summit the department currently works to …

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OMB Appoints 7 Federal Tech Modernization Board Members

The Office of Management and Budget has named the seven members of a board that will evaluate project proposals from federal agencies seeking to receive funds through the potential $500 million Technology Modernization Fund to update information technology systems, Nextgov reported Thursday. The seven-member Technology Modernization Board will be led by Suzette Kent, federal chief …

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