The U.S. intelligence community must innovate and expand its capabilities menu just as critics are calling for greater oversight on its operations.
The FBI is focusing on cyberspace both as a tool for crime detection and prevention and as a venue for operations.
Always dependent on vital information for crime-fighting, the FBI has transformed itself into an integrated intelligence organization.
New threats such as cyberterrorism complement traditional threats such as weapons of mass destruction among the defense intelligence capabilities underpinning future intelligence activities.
The Department of Homeland Security is looking to roll out a new central biometric system in the next two to four years.
The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate has transitioned the first technology in its Transition to Practice program to commercial market two years ahead of schedule.
The U.S. government is adopting changes to the cloud computing certification program that will better protect against potential insider threats. The improvements include additional penetration testing, more thorough testing of mobile devices, tighter controls over systems being carried from a facility and more stringent scrutiny of systems connecting from outside the network.
U.S. Defense Department and interagency special operators are scheduled to begin receiving new tactical mesh networking equipment this month. The kit provides a mobile, ad hoc, self-healing network that offers a full range of situational awareness data, including intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance feeds, blue force tracking and a voice over Internet protocol capability.
Five new members with varying career backgrounds have been appointed to the federally funded FirstNet endeavor, a multimillion dollar project to create first-ever nationwide EMS network.
The National Capital Region is receiving a five-year federal grant of $30 million to build its capability to detect and deter nuclear and radiological threats. Washington, D.C., is the third city to launch the Securing the Cities program.
Service members can get expedited travel screening at TSA PreCheck airports using their Defense Department identification number when booking flight reservations. The security approach is available to all members of the U.S. armed forces, including the reserves, the National Guard and the U.S. Coast Guard.
Number of U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck application centers increases.
Defense contractor giant Lockheed Martin’s LUMEN technology aims to protect cellular phone users from rogue, spoofing systems.
The price of failure to provide adequate cybersecurity ultimately may be too high for any nation to tolerate. Yet, the cost of effective cybersecurity may be too much for a nation to afford.
U.S. representatives from both parties have introduced the Department of Energy (DOE) Laboratory Modernization and Technology Transfer Act of 2014, a companion bill to the Senate’s America INNOVATES Act (S. 1973). The bills would bring the U.S. national lab system into the 21st century.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory join Bechtel BNI to train a new class of cyberdefense professionals. The program is designed to allow the national labs to recruit and rapidly develop cybersecurity specialists who can guide research at their respective institutions and create solutions that meet the cyberdefense needs of private industry.
The National Security Agency has added five schools to the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations Program.
Only 6 percent of power and water companies say they provide cybersecurity training to all employees.
Cyber attacks are high on the Department of Homeland Security’s radar, but increasing reliance on network technology might be making the country more vulnerable to cyberthreats rather than less.
The Instant Eye small unmanned aerial system received approval last Thursday from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to be used by an energy company, which will conduct research, development and training to see if the system is practical for inspecting infrastructure such as pipelines, power lines and insulators on towers. It is the first unmanned quadrotor to receive FAA certification and may be the lightest aircraft ever certified. The approval opens the door for the system to be used for a wide range of commercial applications.