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DHS Centers of Excellence to Close if Trump Budget Cuts Pass Congress

The Department of Homeland Security may close two Centers of Excellence and delay the planned launch of three other centers if Congress approves President Trump’s fiscal 2020 budget proposal, FedScoop reported Thursday. William Bryan, senior official performing the duties of the undersecretary of DHS Science and Technology Directorate, announced the plan at a recent meeting with the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Innovation.

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DHS Honored for Immersive Surveillance System

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate received an award in recognition of a certain government-funded surveillance system. DHS said Tuesday that it garnered the R&D 100 Award for the Immersive Imaging System, a situational awareness tool designed to provide 360-degree surveillance coverage with high-resolution imagery.

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DHS Preps Next Phase of Smart City, IoT Tech Initiative

The Department of Homeland Security plans to launch the second phase of an initiative that gathers industry and government experts to build Smart City and Internet-of-Things technologies for U.S. critical infrastructures and first responders.

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DHS S&T Reforms Business Strategy to Speed up Capability Deployment Operations

The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate has adopted a new strategy: streamlining its deployment of technology capabilities to respond to advanced threats.

The new research and development plan involves creating offices for mission and capability support, engineering and science, innovation and collaboration and enterprise services within S&T that will collaborate on the delivery of critical systems for countering evolving threats, the department said Monday.

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DHS Science Department Holds Rally to Test Biometric Security Systems

The Department of Homeland Security‘s Science and Technology Directorate has hosted the first Biometric Technology Rally, which featured tests of scanning technologies with face and face/iris recognition. The 10-day event aimed to mitigate biometric flaws at security checkpoints. It took place at the directorate’s Maryland Test Facility in March and …

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DHS S&T Prioritizes 5 Research Areas Supporting New Cybersecurity Strategy

The Department of Homeland Security‘s Science and Technology Directorate is initiating research efforts to support a new cybersecurity strategy. These efforts aim to bolster the department’s cyber detection and defense capacities, and encompass the areas of risk identification, vulnerability reduction, threat reduction, consequence mitigation and enabling of cybersecurity outcomes, DHS said Thursday. In support of …

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DHS and DOT Collaborate to Develop Guidelines on Federal Fleet Telematics Security

The Department of Homeland Security‘s Science and Technology Directorate has collaborated with the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center of the Transportation Department to provide an introductory text on cybersecurity for vehicle telematics for federal fleet managers. DHS said Tuesday the Telematics Cybersecurity Primer for Agencies will support the security of …

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DHS Supports Blockchain Projects, Standardization Efforts; Douglas Maughan Comments

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has partnered with other DHS components and startup companies to develop blockchain-based technology platforms, GCN reported Tuesday. S&T also supports the World Wide Web Consortium in efforts to standardize the Verifiable Claims Data Model and Decentralized Identifiers. “Government must be informed and ensure blockchain technology …

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