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DHS, Purdue Develop Social Media Analysis Tool to Monitor Crime

The Department of Homeland Security and Purdue University researchers are collaborating with other federal, local and state agencies to develop visual analysis tools that use social media posts for crime analysis and disaster response monitoring, Fedscoop reported Thursday. Dan Verton writes the ScatterBlogs tool is built to classify topics, detect anomalies and map post for …

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Jeh Johnson: DHS Needs Congress’ Help to Build Cyber Workforce

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson offered an overview of his department’s goals regarding legislation and relationships with the private sector in cybersecurity during a policy address Friday, Fedscoop reported Friday. Dan Verton writes that Johnson called on Congress to give DHS new hiring and compensation authority for recruiting cybersecurity workers and update …

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Cybersecurity Bill Urges Public-Private Partnerships; Michael McCaul Comments

The House Homeland Security Committee passed legislation urging collaboration between the public and private sectors in responding to cyber threats and protecting critical infrastructure, Federal Times reported Friday. Andy Medici writes the National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act of 2013 includes liability protections for private agencies that voluntarily cooperate on cybersecurity …

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DHS, Army Offer First Responder Simulation Training

The U.S. Army and the Department of Homeland Security plan to deploy the Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment simulation program for use in other federal agencies, GCN reported Wednesday. Patrick Marshall writes the joint project will be offered to other departments following feedback from police and firefighters who attended a live …

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Phyllis Schneck: DHS Cyber Data Sharing Move Seeks to Raise Threat Awareness

The Department of Homeland Security is seeking to implement a uniform security level for both private and public sector computer networks to counter emerging cyber threats, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jason Miller writes DHS started developing the public-private cyber information sharing initiative five years ago. Phyllis Schneck, deputy undersecretary for …

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Report: Rafael Borras to Leave DHS

Rafael Borras, undersecretary for management at the Department of Homeland Security, will leave DHS on Feb. 7 and plans to return to the private sector, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes that Chris Cummiskey will serve in that role on an acting basis, which would continue his time in …

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GAO Wants DHS, Other Agencies to Protect Emergency Response Systems from Cyberattacks

A new Government Accountability Office report released Tuesday recommends that the Department of Homeland Security should partner with other agencies to secure IP-based emergency response systems from cyber attacks, FCW reported Wednesday. Mark Rockwell writes GAO wants DHS to work with the Commerce, Justice and Transportation departments and the Federal Communications …

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