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DHS Launches Efforts to Protect Government, Commercial Supply Chains

P&G will donate testing devices to verify the authenticity of its products, helping CBP officers and trade specialists reduce the possibility of counterfeit goods entering the U.S.

2019 Budget: Immigration and Customs Enforcement Requests $8.82 Billion

ICE requested $511.1 million for contract/chartered flights and commercial airlines for removals of illegal immigrants.

Election Interference is Top Job for New Justice Department Cyber Task Force

Also on the task force to-study list: efforts to interfere with U.S. critical infrastructure and the use of the Internet to spread violent ideologies and recruit followers.

Senior ICE Lawyer Admits Stealing $190,000 Using Immigrants’ IDs

All seven of the people whose identities Sanchez stole were in immigration removal proceedings.

$167 Million in 2017 DHS Cloud Spending Shows Resellers’ Influence

Across government, smaller companies resell the products and services of global information technology companies.

Practicing Trolls’ Methods Can Build Resistance to Fake News, Researchers Say

The researchers placed news consumers in the shoes of fake news producers who had to actively mislead people in order to win a game.

2019 Budget: DHS to Hand Off Agro-Defense Lab to USDA

The NBAF will replace the 64-year-old  Plum Island Animal Disease Center, currently the only U.S. lab authorized to handle live foot-and-mouth disease virus, according to news reports.

Government-Wide Cybersecurity Funds Would See Hike Under Budget

Proposed increases in cyber spending include a 23 percent bump at the Energy Department, a 33 percent hike at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and a 16 percent rise at the Veterans Affairs Department, Nextgov reported.
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