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IBM’s Dan Chenok, John Lainhart: Threat Visibility Applications Vital to DHS’ CDM Program

Dan Chenok and John Lainhart, both executives at IBM Corp., believe applications for monitoring network threats and vulnerabilities are central to the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program, they wrote in an FCW article published Tuesday. Chenok, executive director of IBM’s center for the business of government, and …

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House OKs Homeland Security Acquisition Reform Bill

The House has approved a bill that would revamp the Department of Homeland Security’s acquisition process and require project cost reviews, Federal Times reported Tuesday. Andy Medici writes that Reps. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), Michael McCaul (R-Texas), Ron Barber (D-Ariz.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) introduced the DHS Acquisition Accountability and Efficiency …

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Phyllis Schneck: Voluntary Program Could Help Raise Cybersecurity Discussions in the Private Sector

The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Homeland Security Department are working together to continue engaging the private sector to help boost the nation’s critical infrastructure, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Lauren Larson writes that government officials have observed progress in the NIST’s cybersecurity framework before its implementation. …

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DHS Seeks Facial Tech System to Track Foreign Visitors

The Department of Homeland Security wants to acquire technology for monitoring outgoing foreign visitors through facial and iris recognition, Nextgov reported Thursday. Aliya Sternstein writes the surveillance system is intended to be deployed across pedestrian and driver crossings. “To biometrically identify the broadest set of travelers as well as to discourage …

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