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Basic Services, Emergency Services

DHS sets its research sights on 8 emerging technologies

May 28, 2024

Via: FCW

Artificial intelligence, advanced sensing capabilities and biotechnologies are three of the eight emerging technologies in which the Department of Homeland Security plans to invest more agency resources over the next seven fiscal years, according to a new strategic plan released […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

Former DHS employees sentenced for plot to steal government software, databases

January 29, 2024

Via: FCW

Three former DHS employees were sentenced on Friday for their roles in a conspiracy to steal proprietary U.S. software and law enforcement databases for use in a commercial venture. Charles K. Edwards, the former acting inspector general of the DHS […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

Next digital identity testing at DHS to focus on ‘liveness’ detection

January 26, 2024

Via: FCW

The Department of Homeland Security’s research arm is moving forward with efforts to fill in holes in how well remote identity verification technologies work, announcing Tuesday that it’s taking applications from developers to test their liveness detection technologies, meant to […]


Social Services

DHS outlines cyber priorities in release of delayed review

April 24, 2023

Via: FCW

The Department of Homeland Security’s long-delayed Quadrennial Homeland Security Review warned that “more complex” threats to the nation, such as crippling cyberattacks, could affect “multiple industries, sectors and national critical functions.” Read More on FCW


Social Services

DHS tests show facial recognition tech has varied results, but gaining ground

February 24, 2023

Via: FCW

Although some systems were able to meet performance thresholds for all demographic groups, others did show differentials because of issues with obtaining quality photos of people with varying skin tones. Read More on FCW


Basic Services, Civil Service

A top senate democrat has asked DOJ to investigate missing Jan. 6 text messages

August 2, 2022

Via: FCW

A top Senate Democrat wants the Justice Department to take over investigating the missing text messages in the lead up to the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said it’s necessary for Justice […]


Social Security, Social Services

New cybersecurity bill authorizes DHS to ramp up incident response efforts nationwide

April 12, 2022

Via: FCW

The Department of Homeland Security will soon be able to work with the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium to ramp up its cybersecurity preparedness and incident response initiatives across the country after the Senate adopted the NCPC Act by unanimous consent. […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

DHS adds cyber requirements for transportation industry

October 6, 2021

Via: FCW

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced on Wednesday that the government will add requirements for cybersecurity information sharing to companies in the transportation sector. The move comes as DHS is in the midst of a 60-day “sprint” launched in September […]


Social Services

DHS makes awards in $3 billion financial systems software BPA

September 8, 2021

Via: FCW

The Department of Homeland Security named three contractors to a $3 billion blanket purchase agreement to supply financial management software across the highly federated agency in an effort to unify its disparate financial systems. Carahsoft, CGI Federal and Mythics won […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

DHS workforce sprint brings in nearly 300 cyber employees

July 2, 2021

Via: FCW

Cybersecurity vacancies totaled about 2,000 at the start of the hiring sprint in May. Read More on FCW