Organizations will be able to alert one another about incoming distributed denial of service attacks through one network “sooner rather than later,” according to Erin Chapman, program manager at Galois. The company is working with the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate to create a tool that will help partners stop DDoS attacks from spreading.






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Consumer Technology Association President Gary Shapiro, who spoke at the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s EMERGE Wearable Technology showcase, said that the Federal government will have to play a role in regulating the use of autonomous vehicles.






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Developing a biometric entry-exit system to track foreign visitors to the U.S. and ensure they don’t overstay their welcome was a key recommendation of the final report of the 9/11 Commission after it was determined that five of the nine hijackers had overstayed their visas. Nearly 13 years and several missed deadlines later, the goal of achieving that fully integrated system remains elusive for the Department of Homeland Security, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office.






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Five startup companies will advance to Phase 2 of the Silicon Valley Innovation Program—and will split $999,780 along the way. SVIP, a program within the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, offers funding to fledgling startups that specialize in technology used for homeland security purposes.






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Clear, a New York City-based biometrics company, is rolling out biometric pods to major airports across the country.
In an interview with MeriTalk, David Cohen, Clear’s chief administrative officer, shared how the tech works and why it benefits airports and fliers alike–plus his thoughts for the future of biometrics.






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