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DHS Looks at Simple IT Infrastructure to Improve Operations

The Department of Homeland Security is simplifying its information technology architecture to improve end-user experience and coordination among components, Federal News Network reported Thursday

Stephen Rice, deputy chief information officer at the Department of Homeland Security, said DHS wants to harmonize IT tools and experiences for DHS employees to help components better connect, share resources and collaborate. The Coast Guard updated its four-year strategic plan to include efforts to utilize emerging technologies and investments in IT infrastructure. 

“Information needs to be available anywhere, any time but in a full, degraded and disconnected environment,” said Brian Burns, deputy CIO of the Coast Guard. 
Meanwhile, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is developing simple communications methods to improve response during natural disasters. Emerging technologies is also another priority for Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. CISA is exploring the latest tech trends to address cyber threats and the needs of customers. 

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