Tag Archives: Transportation Security Administration

Deep North Secures DHS Funds for Airport Video Analytics Project

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California-based startup company Deep North has secured a $196,880 grant from the Department of Homeland Security's science and technology directorate to implement video analytics technology in the Transportation Security Administration's passenger screening procedure at airports. Phase I of the project also looks to incorporate automated body and baggage scanning software into the system.

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CAE to Diversify Defense, Security Portfolio; Dan Gelston Quoted


CAE will work to diversify its defense and security portfolio, with an emphasis on space and cyber capabilities. Daniel Gelston, group president of CAE’s Defense and Security unit, announced that the business will partner with defense primes during the early stages of new competitions. To remain a competitive partner, CAE will invest in research and engineering efforts. 

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Matthew Graviss Named State Department’s First Chief Data Officer

Matthew Graviss

Matthew Graviss, former chief data officer (CDO) of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, has been appointed as CDO with the State Department. He will lead the analytics center within the department's Office of Management Strategy and Solution in efforts to help personnel gain insights from data that can support diplomatic missions.

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DHS Overrules TSA Concerns on CLEAR’s Expanded Airport Security Authorities

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rejected objections from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on a bill to expand the traveler vetting authorities of security technology maker CLEAR. Ken Cuccinelli wrote in a letter dated Sept. 9 that the DHS overruled the concerns of TSA Administrator David Pekoske on CLEAR's expanded operations

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DHS S&T to Study AI-Driven Screening Applications for TSA


The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate has launched an effort to help the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) leverage artificial intelligence applications. DHS said Wednesday its Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL) is studying the use of AI and machine learning (ML) for threat detection in U.S. airports.

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DHS S&T Unveils Explosive Trace Detector Tech

Next-Gen Mass Spec ETD

The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) science and technology (DHS S&T) directorate has handed over to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) a technology built to trace and detect explosives. The Next-Generation Mass Spectrometry Explosive Trace Detector can adapt to austere environments and houses a configurable threat library meant to speed up threat identification capabilities. 

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Guy Cavallo Named OPM Principal Deputy CIO

Guy Cavallo

Guy Cavallo, deputy chief information officer at the Small Business Administration (SBA), has been appointed principal deputy CIO at the Office of Personnel Management, effective Sept. 14th. Prior to SBA, Cavallo served as executive director of IT operations at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

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House Panel’s Draft DHS Appropriations Bill Includes $50B for DHS; $2.25B for CISA


The House Appropriations Committee on Monday released a draft bill that would authorize $50.72 billion in fiscal year 2021 discretionary funds for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The measure would provide the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) with $2.25B in FY 2021 funds, reflecting a $239.1 million increase from FY 2020.

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TSA Issues Report on 2022 Modernization Priorities


The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has released a report detailing its priorities iand what the agency hopes to achieve through 2022 and ahead of its 25th anniversary in 2026. The Administrator's Intent 2.0 report serves as a blueprint for TSA’s efforts to improve the security of the U.S. transportation system, promote agile response and improve workforce support.

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