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Report: DHS, GSA Use ‘Commercial Solutions Opening’ Method to Expedite Tech Procurements

The Department of Homeland Security and the General Services Administration have launched efforts to advance the use of “commercial solutions opening” method to speed up the acquisition of innovative platforms and services, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. DHS released in June its guidelines for the CSO contracting method, while GSA unveiled in …

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DHS, Canada’s Defense R&D Center to Evaluate Use of Artificial Intelligence in Emergency Response

The Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology directorate has partnered with the Canadian defense research and development center for security science to evaluate the use of artificial intelligence and situational awareness tools in critical situations. Both parties agreed to conduct an AI field experiment to determine how the Assistant for …

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William Bryan to be Nominated Full-Time DHS S&T Undersecretary

President Donald Trump plans to nominate William Bryan, acting undersecretary for science and technology at the Department of Homeland Security since May 2017, to lead the S&T directorate on a full-time basis. In his current role, Bryan oversees leads research, development, innovation, testing and evaluation efforts of department components and first responders in the …

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Report: Senators Introduce Bill to Reduce Global Supply Chain National Security Risks

Senators Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) have introduced the Federal Acquisition Supply Chain Security Act, meant to mitigate and address risks from the global procurement network, The Hill reported Tuesday. The bipartisan bill would create the Federal Acquisition Security Council, which would coordinate with industry to assess supply chain threats …

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DHS OKs 1,000th Anti-Terrorism Product Under SAFETY Act

The Department of Homeland Security‘s Science and Technology Directorate has approved the 1,000th technology that complies with the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act. The act provides legal liability protection for SAFETY-approved products in the events of terrorist attacks, DHS said Monday. The government passed the SAFETY Act in 2001 to prevent liabilities …

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DoD, NASA, GSA Issue Interim Rule to Ban Use of Kaspersky Lab’s Products, Services

The Defense Department, NASA and the General Services Administration have introduced an interim rule that seeks to prohibit federal agencies and contractors from using Kaspersky Lab’s software, hardware and services by Oct. 1. A Federal Register notice posted Friday says the regulation was introduced to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation in compliance with a …

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