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DHS S&T, Google, IJIS Hold Text-To-911 Event

The Department of Homeland Security's science and technology directorate partnered with Google and the Integrated Justice Information Systems Institute to conduct an event to help optimize public safety communication technologies for people with limited English language capacities. The Text-to-911 Translation TechFest delivered insights in current translation platforms and promoted the need for research and development efforts to reinforce efficient 911 call response, DHS said Wednesday

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DHS CISA Advises on Mobile Device Security

The Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has released a set of recommendations on mobile device privacy. CISA said Tuesday that it advises the public to be aware of mobile apps before downloading. Apps access their users' personal information and the agency warns on potentially harmful apps that may threaten security.

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DHS S&T Implementing Blockchain Tech for Homeland Security Operations

The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate is launching an effort to promote research and development in blockchain technology for government and industry applications. DHS said Tuesday that the project, supported by S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program, seeks to foster public-private partnerships to test blockchain technology and develop relevant security, interoperability and privacy standards and specifications.

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Report: DHS Lacks ‘Comprehensive’ Mgmt Procedures for Low-Value Contracts

The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General found that the agency lacked proper oversight of its low-value contracts, resulting in missing documentation and lost payments, Federal Times reported Wednesday. Low-value contracts are those with a maximum amount of $300 million.

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Daniel Kroese, Associate Director of DHS’ National Risk Management Center, Announced as a Panelist for Potomac Officers Club’s 2019 Secure Supply Chain Forum on July 18th

Daniel Kroese, associate director of the National Risk Management Center for the Department of Homeland Security, will be featured as a panelist during Potomac Officers Club’s 2019 Secure Supply Chain Forum on July 18th. Register now for the forum right here.

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Sens. Marco Rubio, Gary Peters Present Small Business Cybersecurity Bill

Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Gary Peters, D-Mich., introduced a bill to better inform small businesses on cybersecurity. The Cybersecurity Assistance Act of 2019 will task the Small Business Administration to provide these firms with cybersecurity counseling and access to informative materials, Rubio’s office said Monday

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DARPA Deploys SIGMA+ Chemical Sensor Network at Indy 500

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency fielded a sensor network to trace radioactive and nuclear materials during the Indianapolis 500 event. DARPA said Tuesday that its SIGMA+ platform networked chemical, radiological and biological threat sensors used by the Department of Homeland Security's Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office to demonstrate its scaling functions.

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DHS, Canada Apply AI to Paramedic Operations

The Department of Homeland Security has announced the creation of an artificial intelligence platform designed to inform paramedic decision making. U.S. and Canadian organizations worked together to develop the Assistant for Understanding Data through Reasoning, Extraction and Synthesis or AUDREY, DHS said Thursday

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