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Kathy Nuebel Kovarik Begins Work as USCIS Acting Deputy Director

Kathy Nuebel Kovarik, former chief at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' Office of Policy and Strategy, has commenced her duties as the agency's acting deputy director. She began her new role on Nov. 18, following her tenure of over two years with USCIS' policy and strategy office, the agency said.

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Federal Protective Service Automates Threat Assessment Processes

The Federal Protective Service, an agency within the Department of Homeland Security, has used automation technologies to reduce time costs in the creation of threat assessment reports, GCN reported Wednesday. FPS produces these reports as part of its mission to secure federal employees and activities at approximately 9.5K U.S. facilities.

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GAO: DHS Transportation Security Strategy Needs Better Alignment With Other Plans

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Department of Homeland Security's national strategy for transportation security conflicts with other federal documents, and thus does not generally guide the federal government's related efforts. DHS' 2018 National Strategy for Transportation Security, developed under the department's Transportation Security Administration, has exhibited redundancy and contradiction with oversight from other transportation programs, GAO said Tuesday.

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CIT, George Mason University Support DHS Smart Building Effort

The Center for Innovation Technology and George Mason University have partnered to help the Department of Homeland Security study smart building technologies under a four-year, $19M contract. The effort aims to support public safety and aid first responders in building-related rescue operations, CIT said Monday.

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DHS Requests Feedback on Vulnerability Assessment Process

The Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency seeks third party feedback on an effort to assess infrastructure security. CISA uses a system to gather critical infrastructure data from organizations, but the cost of assessments has risen from $1.8M to $1.9M, DHS said Thursday in a Federal Register notice.

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Donna Roy to Leave DHS for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Donna Roy, executive director at the Department of Homeland Security's Information Sharing and Services Office, will leave DHS to join the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. She will serve as CFPB's chief information officer starting Nov. 10, according to an emailed announcement.

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DHS, FFA Launch Efforts to Remove Inefficient Network Security Tools

Larry Grossman, acting chief information security officer of the Federal Aviation Administration, has said that the agency intends to reduce the amount of security tools present in their networks, Fifth Domain reported Tuesday. During a recent Northern Virginia Technology Council event, Grossman told attendees that his team intends to remove two products for every network security tool the FAA acquires.

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DHS Looks to Build In-House Contract for Agile Development

The Department of Homeland Security is working on an in-house contract focusing on agile development to accelerate the modernization of information technology for the agency and its components, Nextgov reported Tuesday. The effort comes after Homeland Security Chief Procurement Officer Soraya Correa unveiled the third iteration of the Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading-Edge Solutions contract in December.

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