Tag Archives: Homeland Security Department

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

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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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Johns Hopkins APL Demos Cybersecurity Technologies for Industrial Control Systems; David Halla Quoted

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The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) has tested research technologies under a Department of Homeland Security-funded pilot that aims to safeguard industrial control systems from cyber-attacks. Demonstrations showcased the capabilities of APL-developed technologies to prevent, detect and mitigate cyberattacks on industrial control systems.

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DHS Seeks Industry Participants for 2021 Biometric Technology Demo Event; Arun Vemury Quoted

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The Department of Homeland (DHS) has opened the application period for its annual event to test biometric recognition systems from the commercial sector in operational security and checkpoint settings. DHS' science and technology directorate said Wednesday it will host this year's Biometric Technology Rally at the Maryland Test Facility and evaluate the performance of candidate platforms in identifying images of travelers even when protective equipment is worn.

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DHS to Stand up Office for Data Operations; Eric Hysen Quoted

Eric Hysen

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will establish a new office dedicated to applying data across DHS operations. DHS's future Office of the Chief Data Officer will oversee the department's data activities in eight areas including cybersecurity, law enforcement and immigration. Carlene Ileto, acting DHS CDO, is working to organize a team of executives who will work in alignment with the future office's focus areas.

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Liberty Defense Holdings to Commercialize DHS-Financed Screening Tech

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Liberty Defense Holdings has been licensed to commercialize a pair of screening systems sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). DHS said Tuesday that it funded the Shoe Scanner and the High Definition - Advanced Imaging Technology (HD-AIT), which are developed by the Department of Energy's (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

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DHS CoE Issues Document on E-Commerce Risk Reduction; Theophilos Gemelas Quoted

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A Center of Excellence (CoE) supported by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has reported about how emerging technologies can address the risks brought by cross-border e-commerce. The University of Houston-led The University of Houston-led Borders, Trade and Immigration (BTI) Institute reported that e-commerce widens the potential for immigrants to violate trade laws and deliver dangerous products, DHS said Friday.

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DHS Taps Farmspace Systems to Develop Non-Thermal COVID-19 Screening Tool; Melissa Oh Quoted

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The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology (DHS S&T) Directorate has selected Farmspace Systems to further develop a non-thermal technology for COVID-19 detection. The Tennessee-based, veteran-owned small business will mature its COVID Finder technology under a $199,653 phase one award from S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program, DHS said Thursday.

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