// by Kylie Bull

GAO: DHS Must Improve Border Security Reporting

DHS only provided information on the southwest border for some metrics, such as the estimate of undetected unlawful border crossers for which a methodology for estimating unlawful crossings for the northern border had not yet been completed. Keep Reading

// by Shaun Waterman

Feds Scrapping DUNS Numbers for Contractors

The GSA says "Goodbye!" to the Data Universal Numbering System, or DUNS numbers — and the vendor who provided them, Dun and Bradstreet. It says "Hello!" to the System for Award Management Managed Identifier or SAMMI number — and its new vendor, Ernst and Young. Keep Reading

// by Shaun Waterman

Norsk Hydro’s Swift Cyber Response Draws Plaudits

Norwegian hydro-power and aluminum giant Norsk Hydro has been winning plaudits for the way it responded to a massive ransomware attack that shut down the company's IT network Tuesday and forced it to resort to manual operations at many of its plants. Keep Reading

// by Shaun Waterman

Nielsen Wants to ‘Crowd-Source’ Defending the Homeland: A ‘Whole of Society’ Approach

DHS will host the first-ever National Summit on Terrorism Prevention this year, aiming to "crowd-source" the department's mission to defend the homeland. The summit, bringing together "tech companies, NGOs, community leaders, law enforcement, social service providers," and others, is part of a new "whole of society" approach to needed in the face of new threats evolving too quickly for a government-speed response. Keep Reading

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