Department of Homeland Security
DHS announces $25M increase in cybersecurity grant funding
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
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
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.
Massachusetts announces cybersecurity workshops for local governments
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
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.