Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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