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DOE, DHS Partner for Energy Management Infrastructure Effort

The Department of Energy and the Department of Homeland Security have signed on a partnership to develop and implement an infrastructure aiming to reduce the latter department’s energy consumption without compromising security and resilience. DOE said Tuesday the partnership supports the Federal Energy Management Program that seeks to aid all federal agencies in handling energy …

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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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Lawmakers Move to Expand DHS Cybersecurity Role

House and Senate lawmakers advanced two bills last Wednesday that would expand the Department of Homeland Security‘s cybersecurity mission. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee passed a DHS reauthorization bill that would reorganize the department’s National Protection and Programs Directorate; secure personally identifiable information; and support cybersecurity research, Covington …

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Vice Adm. Karl Schultz Nominated U.S. Coast Guard Commandant

President Donald Trump has nominated Vice Adm. Karl Schultz, commander of U.S. Coast Guard‘s Atlantic area, to serve as the next leader of USCG. Schultz holds more than 35 years of USCG leadership experience that includes various collaborations with other Department of Homeland Security components and the Defense Department, DHS said Thursday. In …

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Inspector General: 64 of DHS’ National Security, Unclassified Systems Lack Authority to Operate

The Department of Homeland Security‘s inspector general evaluated DHS’ information security program for fiscal 2017 in compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 and found that 64 of its national security and unclassified systems lacked authority to operate. DHS IG said in a report published Wednesday the department failed …

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John Zangardi: DHS to Form Cloud Steering Group

John Zangardi, chief information officer at the Department of Homeland Security, said at a cybersecurity forum last week that DHS will establish a group to help drive its cloud migration efforts, FCW reported Wednesday. He told audience at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s 2018 Cyber Technology Summit the department currently works to …

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DHS, ODNI, FBI to Host Classified Briefing on Election Infrastructure Security Efforts

The Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the FBI will jointly host a three-day national classified dialogue with the country’s state election officials beginning on Friday. ODNI said Thursday the briefing event seeks to increase state governments’ awareness of foreign adversary threats on election infrastructure …

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Jeanette Manfra: DHS Unveils Supply Chain Initiative to Address Cyber Gaps Between Govt, Contractors

The Department of Homeland Security has introduced a program that aims to identify cybersecurity gaps between federal agencies and contractors, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary for the office of cybersecurity and communications at DHS’ national protection and programs directorate, told reporters Wednesday the supply chain initiative launched …

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DHS S&T Develops AI-Based Method for Aircraft Threat Detection

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has begun to develop an artificial intelligence-based method for Customs and Border Protection agents to identify non-commercial aircraft threats. DHS said Thursday its S&T directorate is developing the Predictive Threat Model to aid CBP’s Air and Marine Operations Center in efforts to track small general aviation aircraft, …

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