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DHS S&T Releases Cybersecurity Guides Based on R&D Efforts

The Department of Homeland Security‘s Science and Technology Directorate has published two new cybersecurity guides that build on multiple research and development efforts. Under the DHS Silicon Valley Innovation Program, the Portfolio Guide provides 15 overviews regarding the department’s cybersecurity R&D portfolio, while the Technology Guide features 70 R&D efforts and suggestions on transition-ready technologies, DHS said …

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Report: Jeff Eisensmith to Retire as DHS CISO

Jeff Eisensmith, chief information security officer of the Department of Homeland Security, will retire by the end of April after more than 23 years in the government, Federal News Radio reported Monday. He has served as DHS CISO over the past five years and helped implement the department’s cybersecurity maturity …

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Jeanette Manfra: DHS to Update Automated Cyber Threat Indicator Sharing Platform

The Department of Homeland Security wants to update an automated technology platform DHS personnel use to share threat information with other federal agencies, infrastructure operators and companies, Nextgov reported Thursday. Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications at DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate, said at a US Telecom-hosted cybersecurity …

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DHS, MIT Researchers Test Crowd Security Threat Detection System

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate collaborated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Lincoln Laboratory to evaluate an imaging technology designed to unobtrusively detect potential threat items in a crowd. MIT Lincoln Laboratory researchers helped facilitate a three-day developmental test and evaluation of a millimeter wave imager …

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Robert Storch Becomes NSA Inspector General

The Senate has approved Robert Storch as the first presidentially-appointed inspector general for the National Security Agency. He previously worked at the Justice Department‘s Office of the Inspector General in positions such as senior counsel to the IG and deputy IG, NSA said Dec. 22. Storch also chaired the Council of the …

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