Pekoske Announces $1.7 Billion for Eight DHS Preparedness Grant Programs
The grant programs provide funding to improve the nation’s readiness in preventing, protecting against, responding to, recovering from and mitigating terrorist attacks, major disasters, and other emergencies.
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.
ICE Weighing Small Biz Set-Aside for Big Software Services Contract
ICE spent more than $54 million on IT and telecommunications systems development last year and a total of nearly $244 million on professional support services.
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Cops, Responders Play Ball with Dodgers in Major DHS Terror Exercise
No details of the scenarios to be rehearsed were available, but past exercises have simulated responses to active-shooter and poison gas attacks.
Managing Cyber Risk in the Nation’s Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems
Recent reports, like the Director of National Intelligence’s Worldwide Threat Assessment, have painted a dire picture of the threats facing American critical infrastructure.
OSI Systems Awarded Ten Year Cargo Screening Contract in Guatemala
The company will construct civil works, deliver and integrate high-energy X-ray inspection systems, perform security screening and remote image analysis utilizing the CertScan® integration platform for 100% of the cargo (inbound, outbound and transshipped) and provide full life cycle support.
These DHS-Related Websites Have Gone Quiet with Government Shutdown
“This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted,” reads a message on the CBP website.
New York Man Posed as DHS Agent to Cyberstalk Cheating Wife, Gets Year in Prison
Anthony Caccamo admitted to using identity-masking internet applications to frame one of the men, a DHS employee with whom his wife was having an affair.