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The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and other Federal, state, local, and private sector organizations will collaborate to test technologies that will improve regional emergency preparedness.






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The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Smart Cities Internet of Things Innovation (SCITI) Labs program has made progress in its second phase by choosing eight technology developers to ready smart cities prototype technologies for the commercial marketplace, according to a May 22 DHS news release.






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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) published a list of best practices for securing election systems on May 21.






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The Defense Security Service has awarded a $75 million contract to Perspecta through an other transaction agreement (OTA) that will work to add advanced AI to backend systems and modernize the vetting processes of security clearance personnel for the National Background Investigation Service (NBIS).






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Testifying before the House Homeland Security Committee regarding President Trump’s 2020 fiscal year budget, Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan stated that the 2020 budget would continue to assist in building up an innovative tower effort at the U.S.-Mexico border.






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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) tapped Lytwaive Hutchinson to serve as its new CIO earlier this month, after a year-long search to fill the position.






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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is taking heat in a May 7 report from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) inspector general (IG) which found that FEMA procurement staff used Google, rather than verified firms from FEMA’s Disaster Response Registry, to arrange a sizeable hurricane-recovery contract.






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Sean Connelly, senior cybersecurity architect at the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), said today that the official version of the Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) 3.0 policy to be issued later this year by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) won’t be much different than the draft version released by OMB in late December 2018.






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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommended that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) revise its pipeline security, cybersecurity guidelines, and risk assessment methodology, and build a more robust cybersecurity workforce to enhance its pipeline security program.






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Christopher Krebs under secretary undersecretary DHS Department of Homeland Security National Protection and Programs Directorate NPPD leader CISA cybersecurity and infrastructure security agency

On the Hill, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Chris Krebs made the case for his agency’s FY2020 $3.17 billion budget request – which represents a cut over FY2019 funding levels – during an April 30 House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation hearing. In a rare move, there was strong bipartisan support for increasing the funding request and providing more funding to help improve the nation’s cybersecurity posture.






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A new binding operational directive (BOD) from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released Monday, April 29, requires agencies to remediate critical vulnerabilities identified by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) within 15 days of detection, a reduction from 30 days.






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DHS Homeland Security
Data Center Brainstorm
Acquisition

For the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and General Services Administration (GSA), acquisition of new technologies and methodologies requires making sure that all the right processes and controls are in place.






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supply chain risk management process automation

Over the past couple of years, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Critical Infrastructure and Security Agency (CISA) has been asking itself several questions to increase cross-agency governance for cybersecurity and supply chain management.






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The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) published a five-year Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) looking to develop new mobile communications security standards.






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