Tag Archives: Homeland Security Department

NSA Engages in Partnerships to Support 5G Network Security

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The National Security Agency (NSA) talked about its efforts to bolster 5G security, as part of the nearly concluded National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. NSA said Tuesday it partners with industry and other government entities to protect the emerging 5G technology that the agency believes will influence national security operations.

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GAO: DHS Chief Acquisition Officer Must Improve Vetting of Components’ Procurement Executives

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report stating that the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) chief acquisition officer needs to improve the assessment of DHS units’ component acquisition executives (CAE). GAO said Tuesday that the DHS chief acquisition officer selects CAEs that handle DHS components' acquisition-related policies, workforce, data colection and reporting functions.

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DHS Continues Efforts to Integrate AI Into Contractor Performance Assessment System

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is continuing a prototyping effort focused on using artificial intelligence to help improve a system designed for managing data on contractors’ past performance. The DHS Procurement Innovation Lab will work with 10 agencies to assess seven AI technologies intended to modernize the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) and simplify its data management operations. 

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DHS S&T Develops Tool for Explosive Threat Modeling

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The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate has launched a modeling effort to protect states and local communities from terrorists armed with explosives. S&T's Chemical Security Analysis Center is working to create a tool that would allow users to model explosive threats and simulate possible impacts on public areas, DHS said Thursday.

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CBP-Used Autonomous Surveillance Tech Gets Program of Record Status

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has designated a certain surveillance system as a program of record, allowing the technology to be continuously procured through allotted funds. CBP said its Autonomous Surveillance Towers, used by U.S. Border Patrol, are designed to autonomously facilitate surveillance on a 24-hour basis.

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CISA Publishes Staff-Focused Chapter of Cybersecurity Toolkit; Christopher Krebs Quoted

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has launched a new chapter of a toolkit designed to help organizations observe proper cyber posture. The chapter, titled Chapter 2: Your Staff, is the second of six entries under the Cyber Essentials Toolkit.

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CISA Releases Industrial Control Cybersecurity Infographic With DOE, U.K.

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has partnered with the Department of Energy (DoE) and a U.K.-based cybersecurity center to publish a document of standards for the protection of industrial control systems. The two-page "Cybersecurity Best Practices for Industrial Control Systems" infographic features recommendations for handling ICS-related cyber risks, CISA said Friday.

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