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DHS Taps University of Washington APL to Create Testing Criteria for COVID-19 Contact Tracing App

UW-APL

The University of Washington's Applied Physics Laboratory (APL-UW) received nearly $960,000 in funds from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) to devise testing criteria for digital COVID-19 contact tracing tools. UW-APL will also study and create policy considerations for the usage of contact tracing applications to maintain civil liberty and privacy protection, DHS said Monday.

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DHS Earmarks Funding for Mobile Network Security R&D Projects

Cybersecurity Controls

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has earmarked $2.1 million to support two mobile security research and development projects led by private sector entities. Matthew Hartman, deputy executive assistant director of cybersecurity at CISA, said the projects will help establish a TIC3.0-based overlay that will fortify federal mobile security networks.

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AppCensus to Develop Contact Tracing App Testing Suite for DHS

AppCensus

California-based startup company AppCensus has received $198,600 in funds from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the first phase of the Silicon Valley Innovation Program to build testing and validation tools for digital COVID-19 contract tracing applications. AppCensus will develop an automated mobile app testing suite to ensure the security of digital contact tracing tools on smartphones

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