National security relies on a variety of forces to remain intact. A capable defense force is the most obvious need, but modern economies also require stable access to essential supplies and vital resources in order to function. However, the coronavirus threatens to sever many of the lifelines that we’ve come to depend upon. Both the public and private sectors are adapting on the fly to counter these dilemmas, but it will take a steady supply of innovative new solutions to keep the nations of the world secure from external and internal threats.
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In advance of our Homeland Security Week, we have delved into some of the most prominent threats to Homeland Security to assess the consequences posed by technological pressures such as:
This infographic highlights key components of the President’s 2019 Budget requests of $47.5 billion in net discretionary budget authority for DHS, a $3.4 billion increase from 2018 annualized CR level. Find out:
The Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program was designed to provide DHS, along with Federal Agencies with capabilities and tools to identify cybersecurity risks on an ongoing basis, prioritize these risks based on potential impacts, and enable cybersecurity personnel to mitigate the most significant problems first. In this short article, we outline what CDM is, how it's evolved since it's inception 5+ years ago, highlights from the 2017 CDM Tools Industry Day, the current state of CDM implementation and why CDM is the future of federal cybersecurity.
Securing the Homeland in the Age of Catastrophic Terrorism, Cyberwarfare and Extreme Weather Events
The President’s 2019 Budget requests $47.5 billion in net discretionary budget authority for the Department of Homeland Security. As in years past, the 2019 budget continues to focus on strengthening the security of our Nation through increased emphasis on border security, immigration enforcement, cybersecurity and improving our overall law enforcement and national security posture. To elaborate, the 2018 Homeland Security Week team created this infographic to outline DHS’s top 5 strategic priorities for 2019.
The latest technological changes, as well as the socio-political environment, both at home and abroad, contribute to the difficulty of the task of ensuring homeland security. In advance of our 14th Annual Homeland Security Week, we’ve made it our mission to inform you of the latest innovations to help you keep your eye on the big picture view of Homeland Security. This 70 page volume covers topics such as:
On March 18, 2019, DHS released its (FY) 2020 Budget request to Congress. In it, they outlined their plan to invest nearly $51.7 billion in the solutions, strategies and resources necessary to combat terrorism, defend our nations borders, facilitate safe trade and more in 2020.
Since then, the 2020 DHS budget has undergone a number of changes. On June 11, 2019, the House Appropriations Committee approved a $49.7 billion Adjusted Net Discretionary Budget. This amount represents a $2.2 billion above the fiscal year 2019 enacted level and $1.9 billion below the President’s initial request.
Both the original budget request and the appropriations bill emphasized cybersecurity, border security technology and systems modernization as key objectives for 2020. In this mega-infographic, we’ve broken down DHS’s most significant anticipated investments for 2020 to shed light on where DHS is investing and how these investments support the agency’s mission.