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DHS Official: Sharing of Unclassified Cyber Threat Indicators Getting Faster

An official at the Department of Homeland Security recently said that the approval of unclassified versions of cyber threat indicators is now being done at a much faster rate, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Law enforcement and intelligence agencies submit cyber threat indicators to the DHS' National Cybersecurity and Communications and Integration Center as part of the Automated Indicator Sharing initiative. However, submissions with confidential information must first be scrubbed prior to public dissemination.

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DHS Sources for Info on ICT Vulnerability Detection Technologies

The Department of Homeland Security is sourcing for industry input on applications that detect and address malicious, counterfeit and vulnerable functionalities in information and communications technology products. The department also requires information on technologies designed to help users deal with supply chain risks in ICT-based services, the DHS said Friday in a FedBizOpps notice.

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OMB Updates Gov’t Cloud Migration Strategy; Bill Hunt Quoted

Bill Hunt, digital services expert at the Office of Management and Budget, has said OMB’s updated cloud strategy seeks to accelerate federal agencies’ efforts to implement the technology, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. The Cloud Smart strategy, which succeeds the Cloud First plan, will involve training federal agencies on how …

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DHS Launches Security Initiative for US Telecommunications Infrastructure

Chris Krebs, undersecretary of the National Protection and Programs Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security, has announced that the department is working on strengthening the telecommunications infrastructure of the U.S., FCW reported Wednesday. At a National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee meeting, Krebs said the DHS is seeking security systems to …

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GAO Urges DHS to Modify Development Process for Acquisition Requirements

The Government Accountability Office has recommended to the Department of Homeland Security to implement different approaches to clarify operational requirements for the acquisition programs of the department’s agencies. GAO said Wednesday the heads of DHS agencies should finalize and promote their respective draft policies for requirements development and establish or …

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Report: DHS Appoints Bob Kolasky to Head National Risk Management Center

Bob Kolasky, acting assistant secretary for infrastructure protection at the Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate, has been named director of the National Risk Management Center, MeriTalk reported Monday. NPPD Undersecretary Chris Krebs said Kolasky will form a planning team and start his transition to new responsibilities …

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