The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on May 23, a department-wide policy on the use of body-worn cameras (BWC) for law enforcement officers and agents to be more transparent, a first for the department as a whole.
A top official at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said this week that her office played a significant role in helping to craft the White House’s National Cybersecurity Strategy, and will continue to do so when it comes to implementing the strategy.
The House Homeland Security Committee approved two notable cybersecurity-related bills during a markup session on May 17, sending them to the full House for further consideration.
A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) component agency official pushed back this week against what he called the recent wave of negative attention being paid to artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, arguing instead that responsible use of the technology is proving to be a boon for his agency.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is gathering information for a new contract opportunity for a cloud software tool to help manage biometric identity systems at the department, according to a new requestfor information (RFI) issued on May 5.
On the one-year anniversary of his appointment as head of tech ops at one of the Federal government’s most visible agencies, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Chief Information Officer (CIO) Yemi Oshinnaiye sat down with MeriTalk for a debrief of the past year – and some pointers about where his agency’s technology is heading next.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced late last week the formation of a task force that will examine negative repercussions of the widespread adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is looking to improve its customers’ experiences by adding machine learning tools to screening technologies at airport checkpoints nationwide.
A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) says that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) needs to clarify some of its cybersecurity policies when it comes to the department’s acquisition programs.
More freedom to share data is vital to the success of developing AI technologies that meet the needs of Federal agencies, government officials said today.
Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., is planning to introduce legislation to clarify the role of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC) program and criteria for membership in the group.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has launched a new website aimed at simplifying access to grants and other resources to deter domestic terrorism acts.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has awarded Accenture Federal Services an IT infrastructure operations and modernization contract totaling $380 million.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) advisory council has released a final report guiding DHS on how it can bolster its innovation efforts to maximize opportunities for start-up companies to enter the market, prioritize innovative acquisitions, and reduce barriers.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has determined that facial recognition systems can work well, although some – but not all – still show performance demographic differentials, according to a report DHS released on Feb 23.
The role that data plays in meeting the demands of the Biden administration’s agenda for enhanced diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) policies is substantial, but only part of the picture, Federal experts said during a Feb. 21 GovLoop webinar.
A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) official said this week that the agency is working on technology-related solutions to make its airport-based workforce more efficient and to reduce the severity of security-related bottlenecks that flyers face.
The use of different types of technical language by government officials and industry personnel continues to plague the government procurement process, said Soraya Correa, former chief procurement officer at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), at the Feb. 22 Digital Transformation Summit hosted by ACT-IAC and MeriTalk.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is in the process of creating positions for both a chief technology officer (CTO) and a chief data officer (CDO), a top TSA official shared today at the Digital Transformation Summit in Reston, Va., organized by MeriTalk and ACT-IAC.
Five senators are calling on the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to halt its use of facial recognition technology, arguing that it is unclear how travelers can opt out of facial recognition at airports.
Federal government tech veteran Charles Armstrong is joining the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as the agency’s new chief information officer (CIO), according to a recent LinkedIn post.
Tracy Pakulniewicz has joined the Biden administration as Chief of Staff for the Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans (SPP) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) advisory board has urged the agency to leverage technology to improve customer experience (CX) – from updating security checkpoint tech at airports to publicly posting wait times for immigration applications. On Dec. 6, DHS’ Customer Experience and Service Delivery Subcommittee delivered a final report to Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas highlighting […]
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) plans to host a new tech challenge next year that will test industry on its ability to deliver secure, accurate, and easy-to-use remote identity validation technologies.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has delayed the deadline for Phase II proposals for its $10 billion IT and software FirstSource III contract until after the new year, according to a solicitation update on Sam.gov
The Department of Homeland security (DHS) announced on Dec. 2 that the Cyber Safety Review Board (CSRB) will investigate the recent cyberattacks perpetrated by the Lapsus$ hacking group.
Christine Finnelle, until recently the chief technology officer (CTO) at the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), has headed to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) where she is now the new director of enterprise architecture.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has sized up the U.S. Secret Service’s work thus far on migrating to a zero trust security footing, and found that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) component still has plenty of work to do on that effort.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is launching a new cloud acquisition strategy that will offer a strategic sourcing vehicle useful to all DHS components for cloud adoption, a top agency tech official announced today.
Charged with serving as the Federal lifeline for millions of citizens who need immediate help in the face of life-threatening disasters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is leaning heavily on cloud services to run its data management system more efficiently, securely, and collaboratively.