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Trump to Nominate Suzette Kent to Federal CIO Role

In a White House statement, the Trump Administration announced that Suzette Kent to be Administrator of the Office of Electronic Government, Office of Management and Budget. Ms. Kent is an industry leader of large-scale business transformation using technology, for the world’s most complex organizations. She is currently a principal at EY and has been a… Keep Reading

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Where’s Soraya? ..And Jacksta Promoted to Assistant Commissioner

DHS industry watchers were concerned when, on a recent agenda for Reverse Industry Day, Nina Ferraro was identified as acting chief procurement officer for the department. HSToday has found out that Ferraro is temporarily in the spot while Soraya Correa takes care of some family business and will be back shortly. HSToday has also learned… Keep Reading

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DOJ to Sanctuary Cities: Comply or Get Subpoenaed

The Department of Justice has demanded that 23 jurisdictions in the U.S. provide documents that would show whether they are withholding information on illegal immigrants from the department. Federal statute 8 U.S.C. 1373 promotes information sharing related to immigration enforcement and with which compliance is a condition of FY2016 and FY2017 Byrne JAG awards.. “I… Keep Reading

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Border Walls Around the World – What’s the Utility of a Wall?

President Trump’s commitment to building a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border continues to polarize both Congress and bilateral ties with our southern neighbor. While Democrats argue walls don’t work and even many Republicans question the $21.6 billion price tag, both concerns are overwrought. While critics say there is no utility in a border wall, countries… Keep Reading

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Short Shutdown Has Little Impact on Defense Firms

Timing is everything. Three days — including a weekend — is not quite enough to cause production problems that really hurt. Just days into the U.S. government shutdown in 2013, several defense companies threatened to furlough thousands of their employees whose jobs were tied to federal facilities or projects that were curtailed. This year, that… Keep Reading

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What is the Impact of a Shutdown on the Cyber World?

A partial government shutdown is entering its third day on Monday after lawmakers were unable to reach a deal on a short-term funding bill. The House passed a month-long continuing resolution to fund the government, but Senate Democrats opposed the measure, holding out for a fix to protect so-called Dreamers, young immigrants brought to the country… Keep Reading

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Kaggle Data Science Community Competing to Secure Airports with AI

Going through airport security is a universally painful experience. And despite being slow and invasive, the TSA doesn’t have a great record at catching threats. With the help of the Kaggle data science community, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is hosting an online competition to build machine learning-powered tools that can augment agents, ideally… Keep Reading

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House Passes Bill to Sharpen Oversight of Cyber Threat Disclosures

House lawmakers have passed legislation that will require DHS to tell Congress how known cyber vulnerabilities are being disclosed to the private sector. The bill directs DHS to submit a report to Congress that contains “a description of the policies and procedures developed for coordinating cyber vulnerability disclosures.” It also asks for an annex outlining… Keep Reading

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State CIOs Want to Nix Conflicting Security Regulations

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers has released its 2018 federal advocacy priorities, and high on the list is clarifying conflicting security regulations from different agendas and programs. Other top priorities include recognizing state authority and ongoing innovation with emerging technology, and meeting citizens’ expectations through sharing information. “State CIOs continue to seek… Keep Reading

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