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DHS S&T Develops Tool for Explosive Threat Modeling

DHS S and T

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate has launched a modeling effort to protect states and local communities from terrorists armed with explosives. S&T's Chemical Security Analysis Center is working to create a tool that would allow users to model explosive threats and simulate possible impacts on public areas, DHS said Thursday.

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DHS CoE to Offer Technology Transition Program at George Washington University

DHS

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has decided to establish a new center of excellence under the leadership of George Washington University. DHS will allot over $5.8 million for the CoE that will offer a postgraduate program focused on security technology transition.

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House Panel’s Draft DHS Appropriations Bill Includes $50B for DHS; $2.25B for CISA

CISA

The House Appropriations Committee on Monday released a draft bill that would authorize $50.72 billion in fiscal year 2021 discretionary funds for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The measure would provide the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) with $2.25B in FY 2021 funds, reflecting a $239.1 million increase from FY 2020.

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Bryan Ware on DHS Cyber Vulnerability Notifications to Medical Sector

Bryan Ware

Bryan Ware, assistant director at the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), said DHS has transmitted to the medical industry hundreds of tailored cyber vulnerability notifications since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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