The Transportation Security Administration released its first Cybersecurity Roadmap containing guidelines on securing its critical transportation infrastructure, the TSA said Tuesday. The roadmap covers the TSA’s main cybersecurity priorities such as identifying risks, reducing system vulnerabilities, mitigating consequences and fortifying system resilience.Read More »
The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have facilitated a workshop focusing on the future of airport security.Read More »
DHS, DOE Launch Collaborative Effort to Secure Pipelines, Critical Infrastructure From Cyber Threats
The departments of Homeland Security and Energy have announced in a meeting with the Oil and Natural Gas Sector Coordinating Council the launch of a program that aims to protect pipelines and other critical infrastructure from cyber threats.
Chrisopher Krebs, undersecretary of the National Protection and Programs Directorate, said Wednesday that the collaborative effort between NPPD, the Transportation Security Administration and DOE will provide a better understanding of the threat landscape and plan more targeted and prioritized risk management activities.
David Pekoske, head of the Transportation Security Administration, has said TSA collaborated with airline and airport partners this year to broaden the use of Computed Tomography X-ray systems at airports and plans to field additional machines in 2019. Pekoske wrote in a blog post published Friday that CT X-ray machines work to …Read More »
Air Force’s Security & Protection Category Council Facilitates Acquisition Processes Via Category Management
The U.S. Air Force’s security and protection category council has implemented the category management approach to help the service streamline its procurement processes and achieve cost savings. Scott Heise, council director at the Air Force Security Forces Center, said in a statement published Thursday a five-year contract the service awarded to …Read More »
The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has collaborated with the Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. Army to create a simulator technology designed to test explosive vulnerabilities in aircraft. The Aircraft Explosive Testing Simulator is designed for repeated explosive tests and built through S&T’s Commercial Aircraft Vulnerability and Mitigation program, DHS said …Read More »
Robert Palmer, deputy chief technology officer at the Department of Homeland Security, will resign from his post, effective Oct. 28, Fedscoop reported Monday. The eight-year federal government veteran told the publication he will move to a new cybersecurity services company – ShorePoint. Palmer became deputy CTO in April 2016 after …Read More »
David Pekoske, a former U.S. Coast Guard vice commandant, has sworn in as the seventh administrator at the Transportation Security Administration a week after his confirmation by the Senate on Aug. 3. The oath-taking ceremony was held at the Department of Homeland Security headquarters in Washington, D.C, TSA announced Thursday. “I …Read More »
Stephen Rice, deputy chief information officer at the Department of Homeland Security, will assume the role of acting DHS CIO on Sept. 1, FCW reported Monday. He will succeed Richard Staropoli, who will leave DHS after three months in the CIO position. Rice previously served as assistant administrator for the Transportation …Read More »
The House of Representatives voted 386-41 Thursday to pass a bill that would re-authorize the Department of Homeland Security and direct changes to the department’s national security initiatives, The Hill reported Thursday. If approved by Senate, the bill would mark the first re-authorization of DHS after it was created 15 years ago …Read More »