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Jeh Johnson: DHS Continues Efforts to Centralize Agency Processes, Bolster National Security

Jeh Johnson

Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, highlighted the agency’s management reform activities and public safety operations in his remarks Thursday at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington. He said Thursday that DHS works to transform budgeting, acquisition and programming functions under its Unity of Effort initiative to shift away from …

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James Clapper Addresses Cyber Threats, Anti-Satellite Systems Before Senate Panel

James Clapper

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has said the U.S. continues to face cyber espionage-related threats from countries such as China, North Korea, Iran and Russia. Clapper said in his testimony Tuesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee that the Islamic State organization also poses cyber threats to the U.S. “ISIL has used cyber …

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Profile: Lt. Gen. James McLaughlin, Cybercom Deputy Commander

James McLaughlin

Lt. Gen. James McLaughlin serves as deputy commander of the U.S. Cyber Command. The 33-year Air Force veteran oversees and coordinates cyber defense programs and missions for computer network infrastructures across the Defense Department. Prior to his current role, McLaughlin was commander of the Air Forces Cyber and 24th Air Force. He also …

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White House Develops $19B Cybersecurity Action Plan

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The Obama administration has unveiled a national strategy meant to help agencies, companies and individuals bolster defense of their computer systems and sensitive data, the Christian Science Monitor reported Tuesday. Sara Sorcher writes President Barack Obama’s proposed $19 billion cybersecurity budget for fiscal 2017 includes $3.1 billion for government information technology modernization efforts as part of the Cybersecurity …

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