Tag Archives: DHS

DHS Hosting Event to Find Next Generation of Facial Recognition Technology; Arun Vemury Quoted

Arun Vemury

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology (DHS S&T) Directorate will host an event in Sept. 2021 to assess commercially made facial recognition technologies. DHS's Biotechnology Rally will assess how these technologies from different companies perform in different environments and challenging scenarios.

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GAO Offers Recommendations for DHS’ Biometric Tech Replacement Program

DHS HART Program

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has called on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS to fully implement risk management best practices with regard to its Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology (HART) program that seeks to replace its biometric identity management system. Succeeding increments are expected to be implemented in 2022 and 2024.

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Reps. Ted Lieu, Ken Calvert Present DHS-Centric Bill to Protect Space Infrastructure

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Reps. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., and Ken Calvert., R-Calif., have introduced a bill to designate space assets as part of critical infrastructure. The Space Infrastructure Act would task the Department of Homeland Security to protect space systems and services, which are currently not considered as critical infrastructure, Lieu's office said Friday.

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Rep. Ted Lieu Presents Bill to Impose Vulnerability Disclosure Policies; Chris Painter Quoted

Rep. Ted Lieu

Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., has introduced a bill that would task vendors to have their software products undergo vulnerability assessments by ethical hackers. The Improving Contractor Cybersecurity Act would impose compliance with vulnerability disclosure policies, which lets security researchers study and report vulnerabilities of technologies to be purchased by agencies.

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OIG Report: DHS Should Update Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program Plan

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The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) office of inspector general (OIG) has recommended that the chief information security officer update DHS’ plan for the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program to demonstrate how the department will transition to a scalable CDM platform, ensure that components utilize tools to collect CDM data and integrate component data.

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CISA Releases Mitre ATT&CK Mapping Guide for Cyberthreat Intelligence Analysts; Eric Goldstein Quoted

IPC Survey on CMMC

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued guidance meant to help network defenders on how to better use the Mitre ATT&CK framework to analyze and report on cybersecurity threats. CISA teamed up with the Homeland Security Systems Engineering and Development Institute - a federally funded research and development center operated by Mitre for the Department of Homeland Security – to develop the guidance.

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DOE, DHS to Jointly Address Climate Issues via Carbon Reduction; Kelly Speakes-Backman Quoted

Kelly Speakes-Backman

The Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have partnered to jointly mitigate climate-driven issues at DHS facilities. The partnership establishes a framework that would guide joint climate mitigation efforts between the two departments. DOE’s Federal Energy Management Program will offer training and technical assistance to reduce the carbon emissions of DHS operations.

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TSA Requires Pipeline Industry to Report Cybersecurity Incidents; DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Quoted

Alejandro Mayorkas

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has instructed owners and operators of U.S. pipeline systems to submit reports about any potential and confirmed breaches to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). The order is part of efforts by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to help the sector respond to cyber threats, following the May 7th Colonial Pipeline hack.

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AT&T Lands Four DHS Task Orders Worth $306M For IT Modernization; Stacy Schwartz Quoted

Stacy Schwartz

AT&T announced on Thursday that it has secured four task orders from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to modernize and transform DHS's telecommunications infrastructure with IP-based networking services. The awards have a combined value of $306 million over 12 years if all options are exercised.

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DHS Taps 25 Small Businesses for 29 Homeland Security Research Projects; Kathryn Coulter Mitchell Quoted


The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology (DHS S&T) Directorate has selected 25 U.S. small businesses to develop homeland security technologies with $4.2 million of total funding. DHS said Wednesday it awarded a total of 29 contracts to the winners, under phase one of the department's Small Business Innovation Research program.

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