Department of Homeland Security
DHS’s West to retire at the end of May
DHS officials confirmed that Barry West, deputy CIO and senior accountable official for risk management, will retire from the department on May 31.
SOC-as-a-Service may be the first of multiple CDM shared services
CDM officials are looking at other possible cybersecurity offerings the program could develop as a shared service provider.
DHS’s Silicon Valley innovation arm brings in another drone company
Intelleuron will work to develop capabilities that will allow CBP officers to use drones to automatically identify potential threats, like armed smugglers.
DHS piloting blockchain standards for supply chain security
Officials said blockchain holds promise for supply chain security, but needs interoperability standards to be effectively utilized.
TSA turns to Silicon Valley Innovation Program for new ideas on bag screening
The goal is to find techniques to automatically classify the contents of a passenger’s bag in such a way “that can support future algorithm development for explosives and/or prohibited item threats.”
DHS must improve information sharing about cyberthreats, Rep. Ruppersberger says
In particular, the Maryland Democrat is warning of the dangers posed by nation-state hacking tools.