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Federal News Radio: DHS Updates Information Network’s Identity Mgmt System

US department of homeland securityThe Department of Homeland Security has updated the Homeland Security Information Network‘s identity management system to consider user attributes and job function, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday.

Nicole Ogrysko writes that Donna Roy, executive director of DHS’ information sharing environment office, told an Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association event that the network will now look at additional factors to determine user access.

Luke McCormack, DHS chief information officer, added that the department also looks to move HSIN to the cloud and provide a “deeper experience” for its users through cross-agency functions.

“As we lower our costs moving into this new technology, we can re-deploy those dollars into more functionality and capability and it allows us to scale, just from a volume standpoint [and] from a usage standpoint,” he said, according to the report.

HSIN connects over 18,000 law enforcement departments along with 60,000 first responder agencies and 78 fusion centers, Ogrysko reports.

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