Homeland Security

Congress Passes Long-Sought Bill to Rename DHS Cyber Agency

The National Protection and Programs Directorate will soon be called the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

The DEA And ICE Are Hiding Surveillance Cameras In Streetlights

It’s unclear where the streetlight cameras have been installed, or where the next deployments will take place.

DHS-Funded Tech Could Help Calculate the Costs of Cyberattacks

The agency awarded $1.3 million to research helping organizations weigh the benefits of different cyber tools.

DHS Wants to Expand the Reach of Its Critical Infrastructure Cyber Training

The department wants to be able to provide cyber training webinars to 5,000 simultaneous users.

DHS Cyber Unit Fields False Alarms But No Hacks on Election Day

Incidents flagged as potential attacks turned out to be malfunctions or accidents, according to Homeland Security officials.

TSA Wants Industry Input on Its Proposed Agile Contract Vehicle

The agency plans to tap the contracts for its modernization initiatives.

Brian Kemp Was Warned of a Cyber Vulnerability. He Weaponized It—Again

Georgia’s secretary of state and Republican gubernatorial candidate has a history of attacking those who point out the flaws in his state’s election cybersecurity.

European Countries to Test AI Border Guards

A new program replaces human border guards with artificially intelligent avatars to watch for deception in travelers. It follows similar efforts that go back a decade.

New DHS Cyber Center Meets with Industry to ID Most Valuable Assets

DHS officials met Thursday with officials from the communications, electricity and finance sectors.

Supply Chain Group Aims to Reduce Counterfeits in Federal Systems

The proposed acquisition rule will require only original manufacturers or vetted resellers supply some components.

A Rare Issue Is Causing Police Body Cameras to Explode

The nation’s largest police force is changing its body-camera policy after a malfunctioning camera started a fire.

Cyber Supply Chain Task Force to Meet Soon

The task force will be managed by Homeland Security Department’s new long-range cyber planning organization.

White House Sets Deadlines for Agencies to Protect Their Digital Crown Jewels

The new guidance also requires agencies to justify buying cyber monitoring tools that aren’t vetted by Homeland Security.

DHS Report Urges Research into Cyber Market Failures

The research road map urges examining the long-term effects of laws, regulations and supply chain vulnerabilities.

DHS Plans to Rejigger Government’s Cyber Sensor System for Move to Cloud

The government’s current system of Einstein cyber threat sensors isn’t well-suited to the scale and complexity of cloud systems.

Amazon Is 'Fueling' ICE Deportations, a New Report Says

The report compiles information from contracts, lobbying data and other government and corporate records.