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Jeh Johnson: ‘Einstein’ Program Reauthorization Needed for Federal Cyber Defense

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has urged Congress to authorize the Einstein cyber intrusion and prevention program and also remove what he views as legal barriers remain in the program’s deployment, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Mohana Ravindranath writes DHS plans to deploy the Einstein 3A platform to all federal civilian agencies …

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Jeh Johnson: DHS to Open Silicon Valley Office

The Department of Homeland Security plans to open a cybersecurity office in Silicon Valley as part of its push to tap into the region’s technology talent pool and build up DHS’ cyber programs, CNET reported Tuesday. Max Taves writes that DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson made the announcement at this week’s RSA Conference as the department increases its focus on cybersecurity amid …

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CNN: Jeh Johnson Warns Against DHS Workforce Furlough if Congress Blocks Funds

Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, said the department could furlough an estimated 30,000 employees if Republican lawmakers continue plans to block DHS funding in response to the administration’s immigration policy in an interview with CNN aired Sunday. Johnson told Dana Bash on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he has met with …

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Jeh Johnson: DHS, Army to Increase Cooperation to Combat Evolving Threats

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has called for closer cooperation between his department and the U.S. Army to counter threats and address public concerns through fact-based dialogue and messaging, DoD News reported Tuesday. Jim Garamone writes Johnson noted the need to align efforts, particularly in counterterrorism, as threats evolve and terrorists utilize technology to recruit fighters and …

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DHS Sec. Jeh Johnson Urges Passage of Cyber Bill to Safeguard Critical Infrastructure

Congress should move swiftly and pass a bill that would bolster the nation’s cybersecurity before lawmakers adjourn for midterm campaigning, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson writes in an opinion piece for The Hill newspaper. Johnson says cyber-dependent systems are vulnerable to data theft, espionage and disruptive attacks, and needs protection …

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