Homeland Security Agencies Partner to Ensure Deployment Readiness of Emerging Technologies
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate are collaborating to determine the risks and benefits associated with emerging technologies like advanced sensors, artificial intelligence and simulation, which the agencies aim to deploy, Nextgov reported.
CISA Associate Chief of Strategic Technology Garfield Jones said during a government contracting discussion Tuesday that his agency is taking on a more advisory role, working to evaluate whether the operational technologies being developed by S&T are ready for use, particularly in infrastructure, where there is high demand for new technologies in light of national security risks. Jones also said CISA is working to formulate policies in anticipation of the technologies’ implementation.
The CISA official also noted that malware and threat detection is one of the factors that will determine how new technologies are incorporated. CISA is responsible for the cybersecurity dimension of whatever technology the agency and S&T may develop.
Category: Federal Civilian
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