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// by Homeland Security Today

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

// by Homeland Security Today

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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Wray: FBI Needs ‘Back Door’ Access as ‘Major Public Safety Issue’

FBI Director Christopher Wray has called on the tech industry to create encryption “back doors” for law enforcement agencies so they can unlock seized devices. Speaking at the International Conference of Cyber Security in New York, Wray said that the FBI seized nearly 8,000 devices from suspects in FY 2017 that they are unable to… Keep Reading

// by Homeland Security Today

Report: Government and Private Sector Needs Better Understanding of the Vulnerabilities of Undersea Cable Services

A report from the Public-Private Analytic Exchange Program has found that the government and private sector organizations need a better understanding of the vulnerabilities associated with undersea cable services. Commercial undersea cable communications carry over 97% of all intercontinental electronic communications. They facilitate internet reach, phone access critical to international trade and official government communications.… Keep Reading

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