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DHS S&T Invites Parties to Apply for Second Biometric Technology Rally

The Department of Homeland Security‘s Science and Technology Directorate is seeking participants for an upcoming technology rally focusing on biometric systems. Entrants to the 2019 Biometric Technology Rally will work to develop systems sufficient to support identity verification operations, DHS said Wednesday. The department will conduct scenario-based tests of proposed …

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Lookout Releases DHS-Funded Mobile Security Platform; Vincent Sritapan Comments

The Department of Homeland Security has announced the availability of a technology platform Lookout developed to help secure mobile devices against phishing attacks. DHS said Thursday it partly funded the development of Lookout’s Mobile Endpoint Security system, designed to help users block attempts to deliver malware or steal credentials in virtual messages and applications. Vincent …

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DHS Picks 13 Firms for Public Safety Tech R&D

The Department of Homeland Security has chosen 13 domestic and foreign companies to build public safety technology platforms for “smart city” use. Selectees will aim to develop in-building sensors, unmanned aerial systems and mobile SmartHubs intended to support responder situational awareness, building security and mission-critical operations, DHS said Monday. The grants stem …

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DHS Seeks Commercial Tech for UAS Sensor Demo

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has announced plans to select commercially available sensors through the end of the year for potential use with unmanned aircraft systems. S&T said Friday it will give selected vendors one week each to demonstrate technology to as part of the Robotic Aircraft Sensor …

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Factom to Test Blockchain-Based Data Security Tech Under DHS Program

Factom has received a Department of Homeland Security grant worth $192,380 to start beta testing of a blockchain technology designed to secure data in connected devices. DHS said Friday the Austin, Texas-based company will evaluate a combination of blockchain and critical infrastructure sensor technologies in an outside location with minimal connectivity under the final …

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DHS’ S&T Directorate Selects Four Firms for Device Firmware Security Research

The Department of Homeland Security‘s Science and Technology Directorate has awarded Small Business Innovation Research contracts to four companies for the exploration of automated vulnerability analysis in the firmware of Internet-of-Things and mobile devices. The companies will perform initial research through six months under the first phase of the Automated & Scalable Analysis of …

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TSA Solicits Screening Tech from Startups Via DHS’ S&T Directorate

The Transportation Security Administration has partnered with the Department of Homeland Security‘s Science and Technology Directorate to request potential detection and screening technologies from startups, which will have the opportunity to receive up to $800,000 in non-dilutive funds. The TSA’s Object Recognition and Adaptive Algorithms in Passenger Property Screening solicitation through S&T’s Silicon …

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DHS’ S&T Directorate, TSA to Discuss Partnership Opportunities at Joint Industry Day

The Department of Homeland Security‘s Science and Technology Directorate and Transportation Security Administration plan to host a joint event on May 4 in Menlo Park, California. DHS said Friday the Homeland Security Industry Day aims to inform technology startups of the department’s current operational requirements and identify opportunities for collaboration …

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InferLink to Update Search System on DHS Cybersecurity Research Portal

InferLink has received a $750,000 contract to update search functionality on a Department of Homeland Security website designed for the cyber research and development community. DHS’ science and technology directorate said Tuesday the company will develop search tools and methods for the Information Marketplace for Policy and Analysis of Cyber-risk and Trust, managed by …

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DHS Funds 4 Baggage Scanning Tech R&D Projects

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has distributed $6.8 million to four research-and-development projects that aim to update threat detection features in current baggage detection systems. Integrated Defense and Security Solutions, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and TeleSecurity Sciences received the grants through a Broad Agency Announcement published in December 2016 …

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BlueRISC to Develop Malware Prediction, Detection System Under DHS Contract

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has awarded BlueRISC a $750,000 contract to develop a technology platform for network and system defenders to predict and detect malware. DHS said Thursday BlueRISC will create a cyberattack forecasting prototype with the use of Graph Inference Theory and machine learning under the Malware …

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Progeny to Help DHS Create Mobile App Development Security Framework

Progeny Systems has received a $749,928 grant from the Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate to craft a framework to secure mobile application development and deployment processes. DHS said Wednesday Progeny will collaborate with Microsoft‘s Xamarin subsidiary to produce the framework for enterprise organizations to safeguard iOS, Windows and Android mobile …

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DHS Taps Heilig Defense for Finance Sector Cybersecurity Grant

Heilig Defense has received a $67,152 grant from the Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate to help strengthen the cybersecurity of financial institutions with a company-built technology. DHS said Tuesday the company will further develop its Memory Sentry platform designed to guard applications against memory-safety bugs. Eric Harder, program manager for DHS S&T’s Next …

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Small Business Red Balloon Security to Update Cybersecurity Tool for DHS

The Department of Homeland Security science and technology directorate has awarded Red Balloon Security a $746,756 Small Business Innovation Research contract to update its Symbiote Defense intrusion detection system for the agency. DHS said Thursday the New York-based company will inject four new features to the system as part of the Hybrid Prediction for Embedded Malware …

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