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Nonprofit Offers White House Recommendations to Bolster Federal Cyber Workforce

Nonprofit organization (ISC)2 has urged President Donald Trump’s administration to prioritize federal cyber workforce development programs through a set of recommendations the group sent to White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. The Clearwater, Florida-based nonprofit recommended priority areas it believes President Trump should consider for inclusion in a cybersecurity executive order, (ISC)2 said Wednesday. …

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NIST Launches Indoor Navigation App Devt Challenge

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has launched a challenge to foster the development of a smartphone application for indoor navigation. NIST said Friday the PerfLoc competition aims to give app developers and small companies access to NIST-collected data to aid the creation computer algorithms for indoor localization tools. An NIST-led team collected data …

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Senate Committee Approves Bill Seeking Cybersecurity Resources for SMEs

The Senate Commerce Committee has passed a bill that would provide resources for small and medium companies to address cyber threats, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Joseph Marks writes the committee approved the Making Available Information Now to Strengthen Trust and Resilience and Enhance Enterprise Technology Cybersecurity Act  through a voice vote Wednesday after Sen. Brian …

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House Bill Seeks to Classify Election Systems as Critical Infrastructure

Three House Democratic lawmakers have introduced a bill that would classify election systems as critical infrastructure in an effort to protect U.S. elections from future international cyber attacks. The Securing America’s Future Elections Act was introduced in response to Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential elections, Rep. Mark Pocan’s (D-Wisconsin) …

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Thomas Bossert: Trump Administration to Pursue Federal IT Modernization

Thomas Bossert, an adviser to President Donald Trump on homeland security and counterterrorism, has said the Trump administration will pursue information technology modernization projects as part of efforts to secure federal networks, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Meredith Somers writes Bossert said at a Center for Strategic and International Studies-hosted cybersecurity forum …

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DHS Tests Face Recognition Algorithms for Law Enforcement Applications

The Department of Homeland Security has tested face recognition algorithms using video data to support potential law enforcement applications. DHS said Tuesday its science and technology directorate worked with the National Institute of Standards and Technology to independently evaluate 36 face recognition algorithms as part of the Face in Video Evaluation program. FIVE used video …

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