Department of Homeland Security
Federal agencies launch innovation challenge for local governments
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
The bill, a potential counterpart to a measure passed by the Senate last November, would offer a substantial boost to states' cybersecurity initiatives.
DHS, St. Louis partner on 'smart city' pilot for public safety
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
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
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
After nearly two years of preparation by state election officials, there were no reports of malicious cyber-activity against voting systems on Election Day.
On primary day in Virginia, officials say they're preparing for more cyberthreats against elections
A top Homeland Security official dropped by Arlington County to see its "practical, low-key approach" to ballot security.
Up to $50 million up for grabs in smart infrastructure contest
Technology consulting company Venture Smarter is working with the Department of Homeland Security and a group of venture capital firms to find promising ideas that could ultimately receive billions of dollars in support.
Collaboration gives state, local government advantage on cybersecurity
The lack of competition between state and local governments gives them the unique position to share threat intelligence and data in a way the private sector cannot.