Department of Homeland Security
Senate bill would give states closer coordination with federal cyber authorities
The bill would further formalize the Department of Homeland Security's cybersecurity relationships with state CIOs and election officials.
Alaska's CISO moved to DHS as state dealt with cyberattacks
Mark Breunig, who had been Alaska's top cybersecurity official since January 2019, is the second state CISO to recently join the Department of Homeland Security.
Citing national security threat, task force urges broad action on ransomware
A Ransomware Task Force created by industry groups last December has released what it calls a framework for an online scourge that's "basically everywhere."
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.