The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced a series of airport security updates to reduce false alarm rates and improve security screening technology for transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming passengers.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has requested feedback from industry leaders and interested parties on the subject of artificial intelligence, including facial recognition. The technologies have been used widely by the department, but DHS highlighted concerns around bias and privacy that follow AI and facial recognition implementations.
The new bill, the DHS Software Supply Chain Risk Management Act of 2021 (H.R. 4611), will secure the supply chains involved in Department of Homeland Security software contracts by requiring a new certification.
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced the Department’s largest cybersecurity hiring initiative in its history with the onboarding of nearly 300 cybersecurity professionals and the extension of an additional 500 tentative job offers.
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas to support the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening officer workforce, including expanding collective bargaining at the national level and ensuring that TSA’s standards and processes adhere to the principles applied by the Merit Systems Protection Board.