Tag Archives: Janet Napolitano

HP’s DHS Conference Call System Contract Extended

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HP Enterprise Services has won a four-month contract extension to continue operating a telecommunications system the Department of Homeland Security uses to conduct conference calls emergency situations, GSN Magazine reports. Jacob Goodwin writes the value of HP's entire task order increases to $1,425,887 with this award. DHS plans to eventually …

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DHS Tech. Directorate to Begin Domestic Drone Research

Homeland Security Department Secretary Janet Napolitano unveiled the agency's plan to fly unmanned aerial vehicles within United States territory for rescue operations during a House committee hearing on Wednesday, NextGov reports. DHS has been flying UAVs on surveillance missions against illegal activity along the outskirts of the country, including neighboring …

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Janet Napolitano: DHS Close to New Biometric Exit System

The Department of Homeland Security expects to have a new biographic system that provides more functionality between data repositories in place by June, Fierce Homeland Security reports.  Secretary Janet Napolitano told the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday that the final plan for the biographic exit program is in the process of …

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Pentagon Cyber Official: Cybersecurity Requires 'Whole of Government' Approach

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In line with an agreement between the department secretaries last fall and the recently released International Strategy for Cyberspace, the Defense Department and Department of Homeland Security are sharing cybersecurity information, capabilities and expertise, a Pentagon official said. Robert J. Butler, deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy, testified …

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Intelligence Community Convenes for Security Forum

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With the elimination of Osama bin Laden, concerns of retaliatory strikes are growing. Add to that the anniversary of Sept. 11 quickly approaching and the United State's military involvement in the Middle East continuing to anger America's enemies, it's no wonder the Intelligence Community is bracing for some type of …

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DHS Prepares Launch of Einstein to Fight Cyber Attacks

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The Department of Homeland Security is in the final stages of deploying version 2 of Einstein, across the government, and already is planning for version 3, according to Federal News Radio. During yesterday’s speech at the George Washington University’s Homeland Security Policy Institute in Washington, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said …

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US, Qatar Sign Security Agreement

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Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and her Qatari counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani have signed a bilateral security accord to better fight terrorism and threats in cyberspace. “Homeland security does not begin at America’s borders — it starts with our international partnerships to detect and …

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DoD, DHS Team Up to Strengthen Cyber Defenses

The Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security have teamed up in an effort to strengthen cybersecurity for military and civilian computer networks and systems. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates yesterday released a new memorandum of agreement on cybersecurity, which was created …

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Let the Cyber-War Games Begin: DHS Kicks Off Cyber Storm III to Test Internet Preparedness

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Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano yesterday announced the launch of Cyber Storm III“”a three-day long, DHS-sponsored drill that aims to examine the nation's response capabilities in the event of a cyber attack. “Securing America’s cyber infrastructure requires close coordination with our federal, state, international and private-sector partners,“ Napolitano …

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