Tag Archives: TSA

GAO: TSA Launches Efforts to Address Weaknesses Related to Pipeline Cybersecurity

Pipeline Security

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) made 15 recommendations for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to deal with weaknesses concerning its oversight of U.S. pipeline systems and found that TSA has addressed most of them, such as enhancing monitoring of security review performance, clarifying parts of its Pipeline Security Guidelines and evaluating staffing needs.

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House Lawmakers Want CISA to Take Tougher Approach to Critical Infrastructure’s Cybersecurity; DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Quoted

Alejandro Mayorkas

House lawmakers have called on the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to take a more robust approach to oversee the cybersecurity posture of critical infrastructure amid recent ransomware attacks. Mayorkas said CISA is taking a prudent approach to spending its increased budget. 

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TSA Requires Pipeline Industry to Report Cybersecurity Incidents; DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Quoted

Alejandro Mayorkas

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has instructed owners and operators of U.S. pipeline systems to submit reports about any potential and confirmed breaches to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). The order is part of efforts by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to help the sector respond to cyber threats, following the May 7th Colonial Pipeline hack.

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Report: DHS to Issue Two Cybersecurity Directives for Pipeline Companies; Sarah Peck Quoted

Cybersecurity Talent

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is set to release cybersecurity regulations for pipeline companies in response to a ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline that resulted in fuel shortages in the southeastern U.S. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at DHS will issue this week a directive that would require pipeline operators to report cyber incidents to TSA and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). 

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Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, Homeland Security Committee Reintroduce Bill to Secure Pipeline Infrastructure

Pipeline Security

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II, D-Mo., and House Homeland Security Committee members have revived a bipartisan bill that would expand federal cybersecurity oversight of pipeline systems and facilities throughout the U.S. The Pipeline Security Act reintroduction effort comes after a Colonial Pipeline cyberattack shuttered the company's refined gas delivery system on the East Coast and resulted in fuel shortages at gas stations and airports along the region.

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Liberty Defense Holdings to Commercialize DHS-Financed Screening Tech

DHS Science

Liberty Defense Holdings has been licensed to commercialize a pair of screening systems sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). DHS said Tuesday that it funded the Shoe Scanner and the High Definition - Advanced Imaging Technology (HD-AIT), which are developed by the Department of Energy's (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

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Deep North Secures DHS Funds for Airport Video Analytics Project

Biothreat Data Analysis

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

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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