Homeland Security

CISA Considering Open-Source Registrar Platform For .Gov Domain

The agency is looking for support services to help manage the .gov registry as it takes control of the top-level domain from GSA.

DHS Considers Virtual Reality to Teach Officers About Responding to Hazardous Scenarios

The agency is looking for technology solutions to help train Federal Protective Service staff when to use force—and when not to.

Lawmakers Look to Improve Cyber Workforce, Especially for Acquisitions

The effort is happening through major Department of Homeland Security reform legislation recently introduced in the House and a supply-chain bill that just cleared committee in the Senate.

Agencies Unveil Plans to Fight Ransomware—Including Paying for Tips

The State Department’s Rewards for Justice program is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information about attackers targeting U.S. critical infrastructure.

CISA Orders Agencies to Patch Microsoft ‘PrintNightmare’ Vulnerability

The flaw—which Microsoft said affects all versions of Windows—could allow an adversary to execute code on their victim’s system remotely.  

Cybersecurity Funding Faces Political Clash During Appropriations Markup

Republican lawmakers continue to withhold support for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency until their immigration concerns are addressed.

CISA Issues Mitigation Tips for Common Attack Tactics

The agency assessed 37 federal agencies, and state, local and tribal governments last year to see how they are typically exploited.

DHS Considering Small Business-Made Tech Greenlighted by Other Agencies

The agency wants to know if other parts of the government have developed tech that could help its mission.

House Panel Approves DHS Bill with ‘Historic’ Funding for Cybersecurity

The bill would increase the budget for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency from both the previous year’s and the president’s request for fiscal year 2022.

CISA Starts Cataloging Bad Practices in Cybersecurity

The agency plans to keep updating the narrow list based on feedback from cybersecurity professionals.

Coast Guard Starts Process of Upgrading Its Biometrics At Sea System

The BASS system enables officers to collect biometrics from detainees at sea and match that information against the Homeland Security database.

CISA Collaborating With White House on Forthcoming Zero-Trust Strategy

The agency has already released a draft model to guide agencies implementation of the concept under a recent executive order.

ICE Is Consolidating IT Systems to a Single Vendor Platform

Immigration and Customs Enforcement is looking for a vendor to help with app development and shifting existing tools to the ServiceNow platform.

It's Crunch Time for Homeland Security's Continuous Monitoring Program

To aggressively move forward and to defend critical infrastructure, we must first acknowledge the hurdles that stand before us. 

Biden’s Nominee to Lead CISA Interested in Reforming FISMA

Members of the Senate Homeland Security Committee pressed Jen Easterly and other key nominees on supply chain security and workforce challenges.

DHS Faces Rising Costs as Planned Biometrics Cloud Gets Pushed Back

Three years behind schedule, the move from legacy IDENT to the new Amazon-hosted HART system is now slated for the end of 2021.

Colonial Pipeline CEO: Cybersecurity Mandates From TSA Might Help

Hackers breached the company after gaining access to a virtual private network not protected by multifactor authentication.