The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued a new cyber amendment to the security programs of TSA-regulated airport and aircraft operators, on the tail of Biden-Harris administration’s release of its national cyber strategy.

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has determined that facial recognition systems can work well, although some – but not all – still show performance demographic differentials, according to a report DHS released on Feb 23.

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diversity

The role that data plays in meeting the demands of the Biden administration’s agenda for enhanced diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) policies is substantial, but only part of the picture, Federal experts said during a Feb. 21 GovLoop webinar.

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Dan Daly TSA

A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) official said this week that the agency is working on technology-related solutions to make its airport-based workforce more efficient and to reduce the severity of security-related bottlenecks that flyers face.

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The use of different types of technical language by government officials and industry personnel continues to plague the government procurement process, said Soraya Correa, former chief procurement officer at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), at the Feb. 22 Digital Transformation Summit hosted by ACT-IAC and MeriTalk.

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TSA CIO, Yemi Oshinnaiye

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is in the process of creating positions for both a chief technology officer (CTO) and a chief data officer (CDO), a top TSA official shared today at the Digital Transformation Summit in Reston, Va., organized by MeriTalk and ACT-IAC.

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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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