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April 11, 2017 | Comments
The DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is working to make sure TDoS attacks cannot disrupt critical phone systems including emergency calls to public-safety answering points (PSAPs) through two research projects.

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March 29, 2017 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced a $200,000 award to CryptoMove to enhance U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) security. CBP’s use of sUAS enhances mission capabilities and supports U.S. Border Patrol agents’ activities, including greater overall situational awareness and detection, tracking, apprehension, and search and rescue operations.

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March 22, 2017 | Comments
The newly formed Government Wireless Technology & Communications Association (GWTCA) released a white paper on 5G cybersecurity. The focus of the paper is on security concerns for the internet of things (IoT) operating in a 5G network.

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March 21, 2017 | Comments
The Project 25 (P25) Compliance Assessment Program (CAP) encryption requirements compliance assessment bulletin (CAB) is finalized and publicly available.

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March 16, 2017 | Comments
The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) released a new technical report, “5G Security Requirements (ATIS 1000077),” which contains recommendations to advance incorporation of the concept of security by design into the fabric of the upcoming 5G network. The standard is a product of ATIS' work with the FCC's Technological Advisory Council (TAC) 5G Cybersecurity Working Group.

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January 31, 2017 | Comments
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai was appointed defense commissioner. The defense commissioner “directs the homeland security, national security and emergency preparedness, and defense activities of the commission.”

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January 09, 2017 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) determined that U.S. election infrastructure should be designated as a subsector of the existing government facilities critical infrastructure sector.

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January 05, 2017 | Comments
Aviat Networks announced that it attained ISO 27001 security certification, the only internationally recognized standard for an Information Security Management System (ISMS). This verifies that Aviat's primary and backup network operation centers (NOCs) have the infrastructure and processes to protect customer information and equipment assets with a high degree of security.

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January 03, 2017 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Office for Interoperability and Compatibility (OIC) released a draft Project 25 (P25) Compliance Assessment Bulletin (CAB) to “to stop the practice of manufacturers providing subscriber units with a non-P25 standard encryption without also including P25 standard AES 256 encryption.”

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December 27, 2016 | Comments
A contract for a new study about electronically sharing information between Austrian civil and military control centers and management information systems in disaster response scenarios was signed. The aim is to boost the efficiency and effectiveness of relief efforts by building common situational awareness.

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