Acting DHS Secretary Chad F. Wolf met with His Highness (H.H.) Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and His Excellency (H.E.) Qatari Prime Minister, and the Minister of Interior, Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, to discuss 21st century regional solutions addressing overall critical infrastructure and cybersecurity opportunities to enhance safety and security.
DHS S&T published the Resilient Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Conformance Framework today. PNT services, such as the Global Positioning System (GPS), is a national critical function that enables many applications within the critical infrastructure sectors.
Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) services have become an invisible but essential utility for many critical infrastructure operations.
Over the course of the past several days, the FBI, CISA, and ODNI have become aware of a significant and ongoing cybersecurity campaign. Pursuant to Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) 41, the FBI, CISA, and ODNI have formed a Cyber Unified Coordination Group (UCG) to coordinate a whole-of-government response to this significant cyber incident. The UCG is intended to unify the individual efforts of these agencies as they focus on their separate responsibilities. This is a developing situation, and while we continue to work to understand the full extent of this campaign, we know this compromise has affected networks within the federal government.
“The Department of Homeland Security is aware of cyber breaches across the federal government and working closely with our partners in the public and private sector on the federal response."
S&T's Resilient PNT Conformance Framework will improve critical infrastructure’s ability to prevent, respond, and recover from GPS disruptions.
DHS S&T joins industry, responders, and international partners to keep our critical infrastructure systems on the cutting-edge.
This week Acting Secretary Wolf will be traveling to Colorado and Texas.
DHS S&T, in partnership with DOT, has selected the CIRI, a DHS COE led by the UIUC, to develop a framework and process for testing the interoperability and compatibility of Next Generation 911 (NG911) systems.
“Today’s recommendation to the Federal Communications Commission demonstrates that the United States Government is committed to securing our critical infrastructure, which is essential to our national security.