Tag Archives: DHS S&T

FBI, DHS Officials on Threats, Benefits of Emerging Techs

Officials from FBI and the Department of Homeland Security said that agencies should look at the advantages and potential risks of integrating emerging technologies, like the cloud, 5G network and augmented reality, into their operations, GovernmentCIO Media & Research reported Thursday. Federal agencies are exploring the cloud that could increase flexibility and accessibility of data.

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DHS S&T, Israeli Police Deploying 3D Visualization Tool for Crime Investigations

The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate teamed with Israeli police to develop an interactive 3D tool for visualizing crime scenes or car crashes, DHS said Tuesday. The 3D-Hawk platform, designed by Israeli firm B-Design3D, is comprised of high-definition video equipment, a smart phone and a laptop containing software that converts footage into 3D models.

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DHS Struggles with Information Sharing on Research Project, GAO Report Finds

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate is failing to properly collect, integrate and share information on research and development performance across the agency, according to a government report. The Government Accountability Office released a report on Thursday highlighting the challenges associated with coordination of research and development information that make it difficult for DHS to monitor progress of projects and understand the customer  experience.

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Nielsen: Government Needs Industry to Help Address Growing Cyber Threats

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the federal government needs the private sector to detect and deter emerging cyber threats, The Hill reported Tuesday. During the agency’s recent Science and Technology Directorate’s Cybersecurity and Innovation Showcase, Nielsen highlighted that the rates of threats and risks are outpacing the government’s ability to identify, assess and address them. 

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DHS Science Directorate Considers Collaboration With Cybersecurity Agency to Overcome Budget Cuts

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate is planning to collaborate with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency in light of looming cuts to the directorate's $840M budget proposal for 2020, FCW reported Tuesday.

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John Edwards Named CIA Deputy COO

John Edwards, the former director of information technology enterprise at the CIA, was promoted to deputy chief operating officer. Edwards is scheduled to make his first appearance in the role at the Cipher Brief Threat Conference in Sea Island, Ga., the CIA said Monday.

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DHS S&T to Continue Feedback Period on Mobile Radio Testing Requirements

The Department of Homeland Security's science and technology directorate is extending the 30-day comment period for a planned set of testing standards that will allow interoperability for digital land mobile radio systems and standardized LMR components. The agency said Thursday that it will accept comments on a draft compliance bulletin under the Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program through March 31.

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New Funding Bill Denies DHS Plan to Move $90M Cyber Research Funding to New Agency

Lawmakers denied a proposal to move nearly $90M in funding for cybersecurity research to the newly established Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security agency within the Department of Homeland Security, FCW reported Tuesday. Congress passed a new funding bill that would retain the budget at the Science and Technology Directorate at DHS. 

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