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Pentagon-DHS Partnership Aims to Jointly Address IED Threats; William Stout Comments

The departments of Defense and Homeland Security have been working together to develop tools for countering anti-improvised explosive device systems, Defense Systems reported Friday. Joey Cheng writes that the Defense Threat Reduction Agency continues to use the DHS-developed First Responder Support Tools app and has added a plume model to the system for …

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Alejandro Mayorkas: DHS Taps Private Sector Execs for Public Transportation Security Initiatives

The Department of Homeland Security has opened new slots in its Loaned Executive Program for private sector executives to hold government positions in travel and tourism programs. Alejandro Mayorkas, DHS deputy secretary, said Wednesday the department intends to work with the private sector on developing policies and processes to coordinate homeland …

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Phyllis Schneck: Voluntary Program Could Help Raise Cybersecurity Discussions in the Private Sector

The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Homeland Security Department are working together to continue engaging the private sector to help boost the nation’s critical infrastructure, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Lauren Larson writes that government officials have observed progress in the NIST’s cybersecurity framework before its implementation. …

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DHS Seeks Facial Tech System to Track Foreign Visitors

The Department of Homeland Security wants to acquire technology for monitoring outgoing foreign visitors through facial and iris recognition, Nextgov reported Thursday. Aliya Sternstein writes the surveillance system is intended to be deployed across pedestrian and driver crossings. “To biometrically identify the broadest set of travelers as well as to discourage …

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DHS to Launch Voluntary Program Under New Cybersecurity Framework; Phyllis Schneck Comments

The Department of Homeland Security is set to implement a voluntary program for contractors to bolster computer and network security infrastructures under President Barack Obama’s cyber executive order, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes DHS’ National Protections and Programs Directorate will introduce the new program on Feb. 14 after …

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Report: House Subcommittee OKs Cybersecurity Defense Bill, Includes Private-Public Sharing Provision

The House homeland security subcommittee has moved to pass legislation to bolster the country’s cybersecurity posture against threats on critical infrastructure, Homeland Security Today reported Wednesday. Anthony Kimery writes the National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act of 2013, filed by House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) and …

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Keith Trippie: DHS to Embrace Mobility for Communications

The Department of Homeland Security is looking to mobile devices as the agency’s primary means of communication, Federal Times reported Monday. Andy Medici writes the DHS is also developing security and privacy infrastructures for mobile devices and products. Keith Trippie, executive director for DHS’ enterprise system development office, told a GovDelivery crowd …

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Inspector General Officials Want Cyber Threat Sharing System for Federal Agencies; Suzanne Spaulding Comments

Inspector General officials have proposed a centralized system for government agencies to share cyber threat information and alert each other to potential attacks, Defense One reported Nov. 5. Aliya Sternstein writes the IG wants a management database, calling list and communications monitoring system intended to help the departments of Defense and Homeland Security, …

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