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. […]

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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A draft cybersecurity executive order would mandate a review of the most critical U.S. cyber vulnerabilities, the principal cyber adversaries of the U.S., ways to incentivize cybersecurity measures in the private sector, and the capabilities of the DoD, DHS, and the NSA.






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President Donald Trump mandated that agencies withhold privacy protections from people who aren’t U.S. citizens, which puts relationships with other countries at risk, according to a policy manager at Mozilla.






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Patrick Carrick, director of the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency, is connecting officers within the Department of Homeland Security with the latest technology, from drones to flood sensors to first responder devices.






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