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DHS Announces Winners of Opioid Detection Challenge

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate has unveiled the champion of a global $1.55M competition on opioid detection technology. IDSS, winner of the Opioid Detection Challenge, will receive a $500K grand prize for its IDSS Detect 1000 scanner tool, DHS said Thursday.

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Bipartisan Bill Would Grant CISA Supoena Authority for Critical Infrastructure; Sen Ron Johnson Quoted

Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., have introduced a bill that would authorize the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to summon internet service providers for information, Fifth Domain reported Thursday. The bill would grant CISA subpoena authority to gather information of an ISP's customers suspected to be using vulnerable infrastructure.

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Report: Bryan Ware to Join CISA as Assistant Cybersecurity Director

Bryan Ware, assistant secretary for cyber, infrastructure and resilience policy at the Department of Homeland Security, has been appointed to hold a significant cybersecurity-focused role within the department, Fedscoop reported Sunday. He would succeed Jeanette Manfra as assistant director for cybersecurity of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, sources say.

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Oki Mek: Collecting Logs Could Help HHS Advance Cybersecurity Effort

The Department of Health and Human Services is expected to automate its use of the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program to better detect cyber threats within its network, Fifth Domain reported Thursday. Oki Mek, a senior adviser to HHS Chief Information Officer Jose Arrieta, said he intends to use automation and blockchain technology to gather logs in an effort to “go down deep” within the department’s network.

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House Bill to Boost Use of Detection Technology at US Borders

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers has introduced legislation that would require the Customs and Border Protection to deploy enhanced detection technology at land ports of entry in an effort to boost border security.

The Securing America’s Ports Act calls on the Department of Homeland Security to develop a plan to increase the scanning rates of vehicles entering the U.S. at border crossings through the use of non-intrusive inspection systems and create a timetable to implement the technology, the office of Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, D-N.M., said Monday

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CISA, OMB Issue Draft Policies on Vulnerability Disclosure

The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has released a draft binding operational directive that would require federal agencies to have a vulnerability disclosure policy.

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CISA Warns Citizens of Holiday Shopping Scam Activities

The Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has launched a campaign to increase awareness about potential online shopping scams and other malicious activities ahead of the holiday shopping season. 

CISA said Tuesday it created a new section on its website that lays out precautionary measures when buying gifts on the internet, including ensuring devices are updated, verifying the authenticity of online outlets and using safe methods for purchases. 

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Commerce Dept Issues Proposed Rule to Ensure ICT Supply Chain Security

The Department of Commerce has proposed a rule that outlines the procedures the secretary can use to evaluate transactions involving information and communications technology and services and determine whether such transactions pose national security risks to the ICT supply chain, digital economy and critical infrastructure.

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