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Senate Passes Bill to Establish DHS Bug Bounty Program

The Senate has voted unanimously in favor of a bill that would establish a bug bounty pilot program to strengthen cyber defense at the Department of Homeland Security. Sen. Maggie Hassan’s (D-N.H.) office said Wednesday the Hack DHS Act would offer payments for white-hat hackers to identify vulnerabilities in the department’s information …

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Kevin Roney: SoSOA Program Needs to Focus on User-Centered Feature

Kevin Roney, principal data scientist at the Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology directorate, has said there is a need for the department’s analytics enhancing system to make its user-centered feature as its focal point. DHS said Thursday Roney expects the System of Systems Operational Analytics program to sustain …

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Kirstjen Nielsen: DHS Aims to Provide Critical Infrastructure Cyber Support via ‘Security as a Service’ Program

Kirstjen Nielsen, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has said DHS might directly deliver cybersecurity services to energy companies, airports and other critical infrastructure operators under a new White House cyber strategy, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Nielsen told reporters at the RSA Cybersecurity Conference in San Francisco that the cyber strategy will …

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Preston Werntz Appointed Chief Data Officer at DHS Cyber & Comms Office

The Department of Homeland Security has named Preston Werntz, former head of the technology services section at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, as chief data officer in DHS’ Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, Federal Times reported Saturday. At NCCIC, Werntz oversaw Automated Indicator Sharing program and led a working group that …

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DHS launches Cyber Storm VI; Jeanette Manfra comments

The Department of Homeland Security has launched the sixth Cyber Storm exercise, where over 1,000 players aim to assess and enhance procedures that need to be taken to resolve a cyber incident, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. DHS has started working with players from the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, …

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DHS S&T to showcase cybersecurity tech at 2018 RSA conference

The Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology directorate will showcase 13 cybersecurity technologies for pilot deployment and commercialization at the 2018 RSA cybersecurity conference on April 16-19. DHS said Monday the government-funded cybersecurity systems are designed to help end-users across the public and private sector, as well as international …

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Report: DoD Establishes Border Security Support Cell

Dana White, chief Defense Department spokesperson, told reporters at a Pentagon news briefing that the department has formed a border security support cell effective immediately, DoD News reported Thursday. Kenneth Rapuano, assistant secretary for homeland defense and global security at DoD, will head the support cell that will serve as …

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US Digital Service Outlines 2017 Achievements, Ongoing Projects

The U.S. Digital Service has listed its accomplishments in 2017 and its ongoing projects with various federal agencies in an annual report to Congress, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Matt Cutts, USDS acting administrator, said in the report that the service worked to revive failed digital systems, consolidate services and design intuitive interfaces …

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