Tag Archives: homeland security

Senate Unanimously Approves Jen Easterly as CISA Director; DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Quoted

Jen Easterly

Jen Easterly, President Joe Biden's nominee for the director position at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), was confirmed in a unanimous Senate vote Monday. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, a 2021 Wash100 Award winner, described Easterly as a cybersecurity professional with military, civil service and industry experience and noted that they will work together in efforts to address urgent cyber and physical threats to critical U.S. infrastructure.

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Monica McEwen and Amy Chaput Join Deloitte As Managing Directors

Monica McEwen

Deloitte announced on Monday that Amy Chaput and Monica McEwen have joined the company’s Government & Public Services (GPS) consulting practice as managing directors in Deloitte’s Analytics and Cognitive practice to help address complex challenges public sector organizations face. Chaput and McEwen will lead mission solutions development with defense, homeland security, and intelligence clients as managing directors. 

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DHS Selects Fortem to Participate in Border Aerial Surveillance Program

Drones

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has partnered with Fortem Technologies to evaluate the potential application of a company-built airspace monitoring system to border security missions as part of a cooperative research and development agreement. Skydome includes the artificial intelligence-based TrueView radar and software designed to track nefarious drones in real-time. 

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DHS Enlists DefenseWerx for Homeland Security Innovation Campaign

Small Business Innovation

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology (DHS S&T) directorate will collaborate with the Niceville, Florida-based nonprofit DefenseWerx organization to establish an innovation hub that can support DHS' mission requirements. DHS S&T and DWX signed a partnership intermediary agreement to engage the small business community and the educational sector in efforts to develop, transition and commercialize technology across five task areas. 

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US-Israel Research and Development Partnership Posts Solicitation for Homeland Security Projects; William Bryan Quoted

Cybersecurity Talent

Interested vendors have until June 15th to submit proposals to the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation on research and development projects for homeland security technologies. The proposals are also required to include research and cooperative agreements between Israeli and U.S. companies. BIRD will accept executive summaries for all proposed projects until April 27th.

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DHS Earmarks Funding for Mobile Network Security R&D Projects

Cybersecurity Controls

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has earmarked $2.1 million to support two mobile security research and development projects led by private sector entities. Matthew Hartman, deputy executive assistant director of cybersecurity at CISA, said the projects will help establish a TIC3.0-based overlay that will fortify federal mobile security networks.

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Viasat Approved to Gain Cyber Threat Intelligence through DHS ECS Program

Ken Peterman

Viasat has been approved to receive cyber threat intelligence through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Enhanced Cybersecurity Services (ECS) program. "The added DHS ECS intelligence coupled with the advanced capabilities inherent in the Viasat cyber offering, enables us to better fortify our customers' cyber posture and maintain a vigilant and watchful defense against the world's most advanced adversaries,” said Ken Peterman, president, Government Systems, Viasat.

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CGI Federal’s Stephanie Mango Recognized in WeQual Awards

Stephanie Mango

Stephanie Mango, senior vice president of Security, Assistance, Justice and Health Programs with CGI Federal, has been named as a finalist for the WeQual Awards 2021 in The Americas region. Mango has been recognized for her leadership, cognitive ability, drive and resilience, integrity, emotional intelligence, personal development, approach to equality and knowledge of the business.

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Dr. Joe Mignogna of Caliburn Joins National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee

Dr. Joe Mignogna

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) acting secretary recently appointed Dr. Joe Mignogna, chief medical officer with Caliburn International, to a three-year term on the National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee. “It’s really been a pleasure and a professionally rewarding experience working with Coast Guard leadership and the committee’s team of dedicated maritime professionals representing Caliburn,” Mignogna said.

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GAO: NIH Awarded Most SBIR Funding to Venture-Backed Companies in FY 19-20

SBIR Funding

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the departments of the Navy and Education awarded $31.6 million in obligations to nontraditional companies in fiscal years 2019 and 2020. The three agencies issued a total of 45 SBIR awards in a push to drive innovation and research in topic areas that have seen limited private funding, the watchdog noted.

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