The Department of Homeland Security has awarded $10 million to 29 select projects to support the development of a nationwide Terrorism and Targeted Violence Prevention (TVTP) Framework. These awards were made through a competitive process under the Fiscal Year 2020 Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention Grant Program.
The Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) announced nearly $50 million in school safety funding through its School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP). SVPP provides up to 75% funding for school safety measures in and around primary and secondary schools and school grounds.
The Trump Administration announced the first cybersecurity policy for systems used in outer space and near space. Space Policy Directive- 5 (SPD-5) makes clear the lead role the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have in enhancing the nation’s cyber defenses in space, notably on key systems used for global communications, navigation, weather monitoring, and other critical services.
The Department of Homeland Security today announced the imminent publication of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes expanding department authorities and methods for collecting biometrics that will establish a defined regulatory purpose for biometrics.
With a growing need to improve the security, efficiency and accuracy of passenger and baggage screening, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program is working with a small business to advance explosive detection equipment. Synthetik Applied Technologies was awarded funding to develop machine learning training data that simulates human travelers and baggage object models to support machine learning algorithms.
More than 250 high school teachers across the nation participated in certification training to become provisional instructors in the First Aid for Severe Trauma (FAST)TM program funded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T).
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced more than $17 million in federal funding has been awarded to 178 nonprofit organizations facing an increased risk of terrorism to strengthen the security of their facilities as well as enhance their overall preparedness.
The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) reviewed how 3 agencies—the Federal Aviation Administration, Indian Health Service, and the Small Business Administration—used cybersecurity tools that identify the hardware and software on their networks and check for vulnerabilities and insecure configurations.
CyVision Technologies, Inc. announced that Paul Goldenberg, chairman and president of Cardinal Point Strategies, and John “Jack” Donohue, Cardinal Point’s senior advisor–national security, have been appointed to serve on its board of advisors. In their advisory role these two renown cyber and homeland security experts will offer strategic and tactical guidance in understanding and navigating critical cybersecurity issues facing the public sector organizations, institutions and private sector businesses.
This month in Security magazine, we bring you our 2020 Most Influential People in Security annual report, where we highlight 22 industry leaders, their path to security, careers, goals and guidance for future security professionals. Industry experts discuss the evolution of ransomware, houses of worship security, cybersecurity standards, security careers in investigations and the unifying power of security. Diane Ritchey, past Editor-in-Chief, says goodbye and thank you to our readers.