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DHS, ODNI, FBI to Host Classified Briefing on Election Infrastructure Security Efforts

The Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the FBI will jointly host a three-day national classified dialogue with the country’s state election officials beginning on Friday. ODNI said Thursday the briefing event seeks to increase state governments’ awareness of foreign adversary threats on election infrastructure …

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Report: Jeff Eisensmith to Retire as DHS CISO

Jeff Eisensmith, chief information security officer of the Department of Homeland Security, will retire by the end of April after more than 23 years in the government, Federal News Radio reported Monday. He has served as DHS CISO over the past five years and helped implement the department’s cybersecurity maturity …

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Report: Andrew McCabe Leaves FBI Deputy Director Post

Andrew McCabe has stepped down from his post as deputy director at the FBI after two years on the job, The New York Times reported Monday. David Bowdich, FBI’s associate deputy director, has been named acting deputy chief, according to a notice issued by FBI Director Christopher Wray to the …

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FBI, DHS Link Fallchill Malware to North Korea

The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security have released an alert saying the government of North Korea appears to have been using a malware to home in on telecommunications, finance and aerospace sectors since 2016, ZDNet reported Tuesday. The FBI and DHS’ U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team said in …

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Jeanette Manfra: DHS Shares Info on Wireless Network Vulnerability

The Department of Homeland Security has publicly shared information about a newly-discovered vulnerability in the Wi-Fi Protected Access II protocol that works to help protect almost all wireless network traffic, DHS’ Jeanette Manfra wrote in an article published Tuesday. Manfra, assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications at DHS, said that the Software Engineering Institute’s …

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Legislation Calls for Interagency Effort to Secure Power Grid

Rep. Ami Bera (D-California) has proposed a bill that would authorize the creation of an interagency research and development program to secure the country’s power grid systems from cyber attacks. The Grid Cybersecurity Research and Development Act would require coordination between the departments of Energy and Homeland Security, the National Institute …

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Report: FBI Begins $100M Data Center Project in Idaho

The FBI has broken ground on the bureau’s $100 million project to establish a data center in Pocatello, Idaho, FCW reported Friday. Construction of the 100,000-square-foot building is part of a broader multiyear effort to consolidate multiple FBI data management operations, information technology systems and services. The data consolidation program seeks to …

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U.S. Federal Govt to Hold Tech & Cyber Job Fair in November

The U.S. federal government will host a recruitment event for cyber and technology jobs on Nov. 6 and 7 in Silver Spring, Maryland, the Hill reported Thursday. The General Services Administration said the event will help fill open positions in various federal agencies, including the Office of Personnel Management and the departments …

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FBI, 18F Partner to Develop National Crime Data Explorer Tool

The FBI has partnered with the General Services Administration‘s 18F office to build an online platform designed to provide information about nationwide crime trends, FedScoop reported Thursday. Crime Data Explorer is designed to also help users view statistics by type of crime and state as well as download raw data sets and access …

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