Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate

DHS collaboration with industry; Managing workforce attrition; Meeting agency priority goals


Managing Director of the Silicon Valley Innovation Program Melissa Oh; former DHS CHCO Angela Bailey; former Managing Director for Strategic Issues at GAO Chris Mihm.

Using prize challenges to solve problems; Managing massive IT contracts; Smart spending for the rest of FY22


DHS’ Kathleen Kenyon; former Department of Justice CIO Joe Klimavicz; former U.S. Chief Acquisition Officer Joe Jordan.

DHS seeks to automate video surveillance on ‘soft targets’ like transit systems, schools


The broad solicitation risks blanket surveillance, with AI monitoring every previously unwatched camera feed at sites deemed soft targets, per an ACLU expert.

USCIS pursuing broader data-sharing agreements with other agencies


Existing agreements are often old and fail to account for agencies' need to repurpose and reuse the data.

Customs and Border Protection spends $202M on vehicle screening tech


The new low-energy systems will be deployed at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Agencies may want to establish a national strategy for contact-tracing apps


The absence of a national exposure notification app led 26 states, territories and Washington, D.C. to seek out their own.