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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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Sen. Mark Warner Seeks Cybersecurity, Wireless Comm Updates From Washington Metro Transit Agency

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Virginia) has asked the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority about its cybersecurity operations, wireless communication deployment efforts and measures to address interoperability issues related to its communications systems for first responders. Warner, co-founder of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, raised the three areas of concern in a letter to …

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DHS’ Dan Cotter: Smart City, Public Safety Tech Should Incorporate Geospatial Data

Dan Cotter, director of the first responders group within the Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate, has said public sector agencies should incorporate geospatial data in smart city and emergency response technologies. DHS said Tuesday Cotter joined a panel discussion on how geospatial data can support smart city initiatives on Sept. 28 …

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GAO: DoD Should Monitor National Guard’s Cyber Response Capabilities Through a Database

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Defense Department to maintain a database to keep track of National Guard’s emergency response capabilities in support of civil agencies during a cyber attack. GAO said in a report published Tuesday DoD should also carry out a “tier 1” exercise that would involve combatant commanders and organizations …

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DISA to Open Illinois Facility for Cyber Monitoring Operations; Col. Paul Craft, Dana Rowe Comment

The Defense Information Systems Agency has established a 164,000-square-foot facility at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois designed to help DISA monitor the country’s cyber infrastructure and coordinate emergency response efforts. DISA’s Global Operations Command will unveil on Aug. 11 the $100 million building that includes a 20,000-square-foot cyber operations center and will house …

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Angela Simpson: NTIA Unveils Best Practices for Commercial, Private Use of Drones

The Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration has released a document that lists five voluntary best practices for the commercial and private use of unmanned aircraft systems. Angela Simpson, deputy assistant secretary for communications and information at NTIA, wrote in a blog entry posted Thursday that NTIA collaborated with industry, trade …

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