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Kevin Cox: DHS Provides Agencies Better Network Visibility Through CDM Program

Kevin Cox, a Department of Homeland Security official, said agencies were able to discover 75 percent more devices within their information technology infrastructure using automated tools offered through DHS’ Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program, Nextgov reported Thursday.

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DHS Requests Feedback on Vulnerability Assessment Process

The Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency seeks third party feedback on an effort to assess infrastructure security. CISA uses a system to gather critical infrastructure data from organizations, but the cost of assessments has risen from $1.8M to $1.9M, DHS said Thursday in a Federal Register notice.

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DHS Posts ID Application Tech Concept RFI

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a request for information to seek sources of technologies that will implement digital receipt, transmission and authentication of applicant documents and information.

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DHS to Visit Florida, Puerto Rico for SBIR Road Tour

The Department of Homeland Security will launch a road tour for its Small Business Innovation Research in Puerto Rico and Florida. The tour will allow Florida- and Puerto Rico-based small businesses to seek opportunities under DHS' SBIR program, the department said Thursday.

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Donna Roy to Leave DHS for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Donna Roy, executive director at the Department of Homeland Security's Information Sharing and Services Office, will leave DHS to join the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. She will serve as CFPB's chief information officer starting Nov. 10, according to an emailed announcement.

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DHS S&T Develops Chemical Assessment Model Suite

The Department of Homeland Security's science and technology directorate has created a set of models intended to help federal agencies examine chemical threats and the potential effect of a life-threatening attack.

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DHS Requests Info on Air Domain Security Tech

The Department of Homeland Security seeks information to demonstrate air domain protection equipment for research and development activities. The future demonstration would support studies of the Border, Immigration and Maritime Division within DHS' Science and Technology Directorate, the department said Monday in a FedBizOpps notice.

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DHS S&T Conducts First Responder Exercise in Alabama

The Department of Homeland Security recently collaborated with other federal agencies to hold a public safety operation exercise in Birmingham, Ala., in preparation for the World Games that the city will host next year.

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