FEMA

Federal government tech veteran Charles Armstrong is joining the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as the agency’s new chief information officer (CIO), according to a recent LinkedIn post.

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DHS

A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) advisory board has urged the agency to leverage technology to improve customer experience (CX) – from updating security checkpoint tech at airports to publicly posting wait times for immigration applications. On Dec. 6, DHS’ Customer Experience and Service Delivery Subcommittee delivered a final report to Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas highlighting […]

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ICAM

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) plans to host a new tech challenge next year that will test industry on its ability to deliver secure, accurate, and easy-to-use remote identity validation technologies.

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Christine Finnelle, until recently the chief technology officer (CTO) at the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), has headed to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) where she is now the new director of enterprise architecture.

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has sized up the U.S. Secret Service’s work thus far on migrating to a zero trust security footing, and found that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) component still has plenty of work to do on that effort.

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Red Hat 2022

Charged with serving as the Federal lifeline for millions of citizens who need immediate help in the face of life-threatening disasters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is leaning heavily on cloud services to run its data management system more efficiently, securely, and collaboratively.

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Red Hat 2022

When natural disasters strike in the United States, victims depend on the government to deliver life-saving help at maximum speed. Modern technology – like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and quantum information science – coupled with the cloud services to enable them is playing an increasing role in saving lives, property, and money, a Federal emergency response official said at Red Hat’s Government Symposium in Washington, D.C.

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The Cyber Safety Review Board (CSRB) is moving closer to releasing a new report with further cybersecurity recommendations, according to Rob Silvers, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) under secretary for policy.

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DHS

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seeking feedback from industry on a plan to staff its unified Network Operations and Security Center (NOSC) with contract employees skilled in network management and cybersecurity operations, according to a request for information (RFI) posted to SAM.gov.

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Senate hearing Congressional-min

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on September 28 tossed a wrench – although likely only a temporary one – into the nomination process of Colleen Shogan to become the new National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Archivist.

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DHS Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security’s U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) component has awarded three Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPA) totaling $341.5 million to Four Points Technology for cloud-related work.

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The Government Accountability Office said in a new report that the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) component needs to do a better job at informing the public when it uses facial recognition technology (FRT).

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data

Federal agencies are increasingly sharing information with one another with both connected and disconnected applications, while trying to be more security conscious and reevaluating approaches to building software and other tech important for securing the homeland, officials said on July 20.

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CISA

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) “Shields Up” cybersecurity campaign launched in February to warn critical infrastructure operators and other U.S.-based organizations of cybersecurity threats spilling over from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is proving its worth over the first four months of operation.

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DHS

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) along with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) launched a contract opportunity looking to develop an automated software for billing that looks to give more visibility into supply chains.

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cyber insurance

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is pressing the departments of Treasury and Homeland Security (DHS) to assess whether a further Federal response is needed to address the government’s existing terrorism risk insurance program, which may not cover losses from cyber and other attacks on U.S. critical infrastructure.

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on June 6 unveiled its latest cybersecurity public service campaign – aimed at trying to boost adoption of multifactor authentication (MFA) – coinciding with the opening of the RSA Conference in San Francisco, where agency leadership including Director Jen Easterly will be speaking this week.

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cybersecurity

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said today it is “encouraged” by quick Federal agency responses to its May 18 emergency directive to patch or unplug several vulnerable VMware products from agency networks, but did not provide any hard figures on whether agencies met CISA’s May 24 deadline to take action.

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Cybersecurity
CISA

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) today issued an emergency directive to Federal government civilian branch agencies running several VMware products to apply updates to those, or remove them from agency networks until updates can be made.

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The Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program – for several years a bedrock asset in the government’s bid to improve Federal agency cybersecurity – is having a decisive impact in furthering agency work on requirements of the Biden administration’s year-old Cybersecurity Executive Order (EO), new research findings from MeriTalk shows. Long before the 2021 Cyber […]

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