AI and China are ‘defining challenges of our time,’ CISA director says

Artificial intelligence’s potential as an “extinction event” for humanity prompted CISA Director Jen Easterly to advise companies to “think about self-regulation” for product security and safety.

DHS' cyber agency seeks small biz support for strategic planning

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has set a date to explain its changes to a management consulting services contract.

What's going on with DHS' enterprise cloud plan?

The Department of Homeland Security teased its plan for a 10-year enterprise cloud contract in the fall and then went relatively quiet. Based on previous cloud procurements, that could be a good thing.

DHS wants software to manage biometrics system requirements

The department is asking for market research on new tools that can help it manage, define and engineer multiple systems requirements across its biometrics identity system.

DHS R&D arm to drive climate change response under new bill

The Science and Technology Directorate would take a leading role in climate change resilience research under a new bill.

TSA administrator says new cyber requirements in the works for aviation industry

The administrator of the Transportation Security Administration said the White House is following a similar approach to how it crafted cyber requirements for the oil and gas pipeline industry following the 2021 Colonial Pipeline attack in crafting guidelines for the aviation sector.

DHS wants to deploy 'easy button' for cloud adoption

Deputy Chief Information Officer Beth Cappello said the department is developing a new contract vehicle to make it easier for coterie of components to buy cloud services.

Deadline looms for plan to restart economy in case of major cyberattack

Lawmakers have been urging the Biden administration to develop a strategy first mandated in the Fiscal 2021 NDAA.

Wyden blasts wide, unfettered government access to passport files

The revelation comes from ongoing probes into a leak investigation at Customs and Border Protection from Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.).

How existing policy can help fill the cyber workforce gap

There's still time to retool the Cyber Talent Management System at DHS to create a cadre of cyber specialists to fill key roles at federal civilian agencies.

Much-hyped effort to help DHS land cyber talent is slow to make hires

So far about four hires have been made under the Cybersecurity Talent Management System, with the agency hoping to make offers to 150 new cyber specialists by the end of September.

Senate chairman presses for details on deleted Jan. 6 texts

Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), chairman of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, wants officials to explain what they know about the deletion of texts potentially relevant to ongoing inquiries into the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection and why seemingly routine records management directives were ignored.

Cyber Safety Review Board staffs up

The chair of the Cyber Safety Review Board has ambitious goals for the organization following its public review of the Log4j software vulnerability.

Former CISA chief wants a new, cross-cutting new agency to lead federal cyber

Chris Krebs wants to establish a new agency to focus on privacy, data and cyber risks facing the U.S., or to pull the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency from under the Department of Homeland Security.

CBP’s facial recognition program at airports is expanding but concerns remain

The facial recognition program for international arrivals in airports is rolled out in all international airports in the United States.

National Computer Forensics Institute up for reauthorization

The proposal would continue NCFI’s services through 2028 for any government employee who could help prevent or investigate cyber crimes.

Airport facial recognition is improving, DHS watchdog says

Customs and Border Protection removed officers’ abilities to override mismatches for facial recognition technology as part of a bid to improve its facial biometric program, according to a new Inspector General report.