Homeland Security

Senators Introduce Deepfake-Focused Amendment to Defense Authorization Act

The Deepfake Report Act would require the Homeland Security Department to study the threats posed by manipulated and synthetic media—including text. 

How COVID-19 Could Change the Makeup of the Federal Workforce 

CISA director sees an opportunity to seize on increased remote work to make the cybersecurity community more diverse.

How DHS Is Using Multicookers and Predictive Calculators Against the Coronavirus

The agency’s Science and Tech Directorate continues to focus its efforts on pandemic-fighting experiments. 

TSA's Plan to Address Evolving Threats to Travelers Relies on Innovative Technology

While technology was not a distinct focus area for the agency, it permeates every aspect of the administrator’s vision.

DHS Insider Threat Program Expanding to Anyone Who Accesses Agency Info

The Homeland Security Department will begin tracking all personnel—federal employees and contractors, with or without a security clearance—in the hunt for insider threats.

More Homeland Security Employees Fear Furloughs as Funding From Fee Collections Drops

Lawmakers also raise concerns the department will bring employees back in unsafe conditions.

Lawmakers Want To Know Why DHS Used Drones To Surveil Protestors

Congress continues to seek answers from federal agencies regarding their response to nationwide protests.

CBP Has Seized Nearly 900,000 Counterfeit and Unsafe COVID-19 Supplies

Customs officers have picked up hundreds of thousands of unapproved test kits, unproven medicines and substandard protective equipment.

Lawmakers Seek Answers From FBI, DHS on Protest Involvement

The House Committee on Homeland Security also wants to know how many personnel the agencies dispatched to address the protests.

CISA Official Sidesteps Controversy over Trump’s Voting Fraud Claims

The official said the agency is focused on protecting the voting infrastructure, not the president’s claims about mail-in voting fraud. 

ICE Outlines How Investigators Rely on Third-Party Facial Recognition Services

In a newly released impact assessment, the immigration enforcement agency details its use of facial biometrics and the privacy implications involved.

NSA Attributes Attacks on Common E-mail Transfer Software to Russian Agents 

A patch for the vulnerability the hackers are targeting has existed for almost a year.

DHS Creates Tool to Predict How Long SARS-CoV-2 Lives on Surfaces 

Thousands of users accessed the new calculator on its initial day of launch.

How CISA's Planning to Track Agencies' Vulnerability Remediation

A request for information targets potential vendors to provide a platform that would support and monitor agencies’ efforts.

TSA Wants Passenger Self-Screening that Looks Like Grocery Store Self-Checkout

The agency, in partnership with the Science and Technology Directorate, is planning a solicitation to streamline airport security without compromising safety.

TSA Issues Road Map to Tackle Insider Threat With Artificial Intelligence

The agency says protection of privacy and civil liberties will be a guiding principle.

Senator Pushes to Require National Cyber Director in Defense Authorization Bill

The National Cyberspace Solarium Commission recommended the position be Senate-confirmed and coordinate civilian and defense cyber operations.