Homeland Security

Who’s Tracking Your License Plate?

Automated license plate readers are collecting and sharing tons of data across state lines, according to records from nearly 200 police departments nationwide.

DHS Invests in 2 Companies for Data Privacy Tools

The awards are part of the department’s Data Privacy portfolio that focuses on sensors, autonomous systems and other emerging tech.

TSA Unveils Cybersecurity Roadmap

The agency identifies four priorities and six goals to address

DHS is Exploring How Blockchain Can Stop Counterfeits and Forgeries

The agency is funding research that uses blockchain to make sure people are who they claim to be.

Kaspersky Loses Appeal Against Congressional Ban

It’s official: Kaspersky can’t do business with the federal government.

Agencies Can Add to Their CDM Rollouts If They Foot the Bill

Rather than wait for funding through the Homeland Security Department, agencies can use a particular task order modification to get what they need, when they need it.

Agencies Will Soon Have a Cyber Hygiene Score—And Will Know Where They Rank

The AWARE score will be based on data from agencies’ continuous monitoring tools and will give the Homeland Security Department a holistic view of the government’s cybersecurity posture.

How FEMA Could Help Avoid Another Missile Alert Mishap

State and local authorities are responsible for sending and rescinding alerts but FEMA can—and says it will—require the underlying infrastructure be more user-friendly.

Defense, Homeland Security Secretaries Spearhead Cyber Cooperation Agreement

The agreement details how the departments will work together on major cyber challenges such as elections.

CBP’s Facial Biometrics Program Has Caught 26 Alleged Imposters

Since its rollout this summer, the biometrics program is finding more success at land borders than airports.

Congress Wants to Confront Facebook, Robocallers and Data-Throttlers

Lawmakers also encouraged the Pentagon to continue helping civilian agencies in cyber matters.

DHS Aims to ID Critical Functions to Protect from Cyberattacks by Year’s End

After the Homeland Security Department identifies the critical functions, it plans to map out all their dependencies.

Election Security Tested

Federal agencies raced to secure vulnerable systems in time for the 2018 midterms, but the job’s not done.

DHS and Pentagon Memo Details Future Cyber Cooperation

The memorandum of understanding comes after the Defense Department prepared to help the Homeland Security Department repel Election Day cyberattacks.