Homeland Security

CISA Cyber Chief Warns Political Candidates 'Everybody's a Potential Target'

There’s no telling what races online adversaries might try to sway, says Assistant Director for Cybersecurity Jeanette Manfra.

Trump’s 2020 Budget Requests About $11 Billion For Cyber Defense and Operations

The president’s budget proposal asks for more than $9.6 billion for Defense Department cyber operations and just over $1 billion for civilian cybersecurity efforts.

Researcher: The West Isn’t Ready for the Coming Wave of Chinese Misinformation

Beijing’s social-media operations are larger and more effective than many realize.

What the Pentagon's Partnership with Homeland Security Means for Other Agencies' Cybersecurity

By working together, our government can provide a unified front in the face of an evolving threat landscape.

Lawmaker Reintroduces Bill to Boost Morale at Homeland Security

Similar legislation to improve engagement at the troubled department passed the House in 2017.

Interagency Competition Seeks to Thwart Opioid Trafficking Through the Mail

Four agencies team up to offer $1.55 million in prize money for new tools and technology to solve long-running problem.

Should ICE Use GSA Schedules for Agile Development or Go Its Own Way?

The immigration enforcement agency is asking industry for advice on using existing contracts or building its own agile development vehicle.

A Message to FEMA: Respond to Disasters Differently

Providing money to states faster after disasters, and offering funds before they strike, would make communities safer, governors said.

DHS Seeks Industry Input as It Goes All-in for Cloud

The agency is moving to the cloud at fast clip but it wants feedback to ensure its strategy is sound.

Trump Calls For More Biometric Scans, Data Sharing To Stop Terrorism

International travelers can expect to see more facial recognition and other biometric technologies per the latest national security strategy document.

Congress is Rethinking How to Use the Government’s Cyber Talent

By recruiting specialized teams and rotating assignments, the government could get more out of its cyber workforce, according to lawmakers.

DHS ‘Doubling Down’ on Election Security Heading Into 2020

Under Congress’ budget deal, the Homeland Security Department will receive $33 million to combat foreign influence campaigns and defend election security in fiscal 2019.

The Problem With a ‘Smart’ Border Wall

To resolve Trump’s impasse, many lawmakers have proposed boosting surveillance technology to create a virtual border wall. Is that more humane and effective?

DHS Wants to Outfit Its Dogs With Wearable Tech

The agency is investing in a smart harness that would monitor the health of Border Patrol’s K-9 units.