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DHS S&T Finances Pilot Testing of Emergency Comms Infrastructure Cybersecurity Tech

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The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate is funding SecuLore to test a technology designed to protect emergency communications infrastructure from cyber threats. SecuLore Solutions is testing a system that uses predictive analytics to detect threats targeting emergency communications centers. SecuLore will use the pilot testing's results to inform how ECCs would handle and deploy the technology.

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NSA to Publish 5G Security Guide This Spring; Wendy Noble Quoted

Wendy Noble

The National Security Agency (NSA) plans to publish unclassified guidance to educate the public on the security risks of 5G infrastructure. Wendy Noble, executive director of NSA, said the agency plans to release the document in spring. ESF’s 5G-focused work generally aims to model related threats, maximize virtualization and help 5G infrastructure recover from potential attacks.

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CACI Receives $700M BPA to Provide National Security Investigations for DHS; John Mengucci Quoted

John Mengucci

CACI International announced on Thursday that the company has been awarded a potential five-year, $700 million multiple-award Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide national security investigations to the department. The company will provide enterprise technology and support the full range of case types for DHS and their components.

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DHS S&T Creates Tool to Help Firefighters Safely Exit Buildings; Darmindra Arumugam Quoted

POINTER Receiver

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology (DHS S&T) Directorate has developed a new technology designed to track firefighters in scenarios where it is difficult to find exits of the burning building. DHS S&T said Tuesday it worked with firefighters in Worcester, Massachusetts, to design the Precision Outdoor and Indoor Navigation and Tracking for Emergency Responders (POINTER).

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DHS Selects Mesur.io for Biothreat Data Analysis Tool Development Project

Biothreat Data Analysis

Mesur.io has secured a grant from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop a data analysis platform that would help agency users predict an emerging biological threat or a public health crisis. The Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based company will perform work for the Silicon Valley Innovation Program's (SVIP) Emerging Needs: COVID-19 Response & Future Mitigation effort. 

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Former CISA Executive Nabeela Barbari Joins National Security Council

Nabeela Barbari

Nabeela Barbari, formerly an executive with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), now leads integrated risk management, national security policy and critical infrastructure security in her new role with the National Security Council (NSC). Previously, Barbari held multiple roles with DHS' National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), CISA's predecessor agency.

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DHS to Hold Sprints on Driving Cybersecurity Response; Alejandro Mayorkas Quoted

Alejandro Mayorkas

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is launching a cybersecurity sprint event in support of the Biden administration's efforts to drive cyber response. DHS will hold a series of exercises focused on major IT topic areas such as ransomware, industrial control systems, workforce, election security, transportation security and international-focused efforts.

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US-Israel Research and Development Partnership Posts Solicitation for Homeland Security Projects; William Bryan Quoted

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Interested vendors have until June 15th to submit proposals to the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation on research and development projects for homeland security technologies. The proposals are also required to include research and cooperative agreements between Israeli and U.S. companies. BIRD will accept executive summaries for all proposed projects until April 27th.

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CBP’s Alma Cole: Migrating Network User Identities to Cloud is Key to DHS Zero-Trust Security

Alma Cole

Alma Cole, chief information security officer of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP), said migrating network user identities to the cloud from legacy systems is key to enabling the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to have a zero-trust security. The official said the department would then be able to control which network portions can be accessed by on-premise and external users.

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DHS Seeks Comments on Cyber Vulnerability Information Collection Effort

TIC 3.0 Use Case Guide

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is looking for input on its plans to collect cyber risk information and recommendations from agencies, companies and individuals in the wake of the SolarWinds attack. In addition, the form is intended to help researchers develop concepts for identifying such vulnerabilities, according to DHS. Comments on the information collection request are due on May 18th.

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