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DHS Pumps $3M into Mobile App Security Initiative; Reginald Brothers Comments

mobilityThe Department of Homeland Security has awarded Kryptowire a $2.9 million contract to research methods for detecting mobile application flaws, Homeland Security Today reported Monday.

DHS’ Science and Technology Directorate wants to integrate government and industry security standards into mobile app vetting technologies to detect threats under the 30-month project, according to the report.

“This project will help to enable the secure use of mobile apps across the department’s many missions, ” said Reginald Brothers, DHS undersecretary for science and technology.

DHS plans to file a report from the research and development efforts and share the information with other government agencies, the report says.

The S&T’s cybersecurity division and first responders group partnered with DHS’s Office of the Chief Information Officer, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, Justice Department, General Services Administration and other federal agencies for the project, according to Homeland Security Today.

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