From IT offices to law enforcement bureaus, the federal government says it needs more cybersecurity specialists. But competition is tough. Several federal agencies treated winners of the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition as VIPs when they visited Washington in late July. Stops on the tour included the National Security Agency, the Pentagon and the Cyber Crimes Center, part of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
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Agencies are swimming in data, and they’re looking for ways to sift through the noise and identify the most important pieces of information to help them make meaningful decisions more quickly and accurately.
Homeland Security Investigations said it’s found a way to save precious time and resources for agents and investigators who sift through mass amounts of data and images for the unit’s child exploitation cases.
Federal law enforcement agencies collect troves of data, but in the digital age, they’re looking to make sense of more data in less time, in order to stay one step of their criminals they’re looking to catch.