Department of Homeland Security

DHS announces $25M increase in cybersecurity grant funding

by • 1 month ago

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said state and local governments receiving FEMA grants will now be required to use at least 7.5% of those funds on cybersecurity.

'No bar' to what election officials shared on Election Day, DHS says

by • 5 months ago

A senior Department Homeland Security official said "the engagement was great" with state and local officials on Election Day.

Federal agencies launch innovation challenge for local governments

by • 1 year ago

The National Science Foundation and departments of Homeland Security and Energy are backing the $9 million effort to develop resiliency solutions for local governments

U.S. House bill offers $400M for state and local cybersecurity

by • 1 year ago

The bill, a potential counterpart to a measure passed by the Senate last November, would offer a substantial boost to states' cybersecurity initiatives.

Massachusetts announces cybersecurity workshops for local governments

by • 1 year ago

A two-part workshop series hosted across five regions of the state next year is hoping to provide additional resources to local agencies with less funding.

DHS, St. Louis partner on 'smart city' pilot for public safety

by • 2 years ago

The Department of Homeland Security says it wants to make it easier for cities to mix and match technologies from different vendors.

DHS needs help peeking into state and local networks, cybersecurity official says

by • 2 years ago

Rick Driggers, the deputy assistant director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, said more information-sharing agreements are needed.

DHS works to gain trust, help states on election security

by • 2 years ago

The department worked hard to win over election officials who were uneasy about working with the federal government, Jeanette Manfra said at the South by Southwest Conference.

No cyberattacks detected against states' election systems, feds say

by • 2 years ago

After nearly two years of preparation by state election officials, there were no reports of malicious cyber-activity against voting systems on Election Day.