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DHS Grants to Support Community-Led Counterterrorism Efforts

The Department of Homeland Security has awarded $10 million in total grants to 26 local law enforcement and community organizations that aim to help the government combat terrorism and radicalization. DHS said Friday the Countering Violent Extremism program will fund community-led initiatives to identify and stop terrorist recruitment and extremist activities as well …

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DHS’ Jeanette Manfra: Russia Targeted Election Systems in 21 States

Federal officials told lawmakers at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing Wednesday they have determined that Russia interfered with election-related platforms prior to the U.S. presidential elections in 2016, The Hill reported Wednesday. “We have evidence of election-related systems in 21 states that were targeted,” said Jeanette Manfra, acting deputy undersecretary for …

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David Norquist: DoD to Undergo Full-Scale Audit in 2018

David Norquist, Defense Department undersecretary and comptroller, has said DoD’s components and financial statements are scheduled to undergo full audits in 2018, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Norquist told lawmakers during a House Armed Services Committee hearing that DoD collaborated with independent public accounting companies to facilitate the full-scope audit. “Most …

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House Panel OKs DHS Reauthorization Bill Via Legislative Markup

The House Homeland Security Committee cleared through a legislative markup Wednesday a bill that would reauthorize the Department of Homeland Security that was established in 2002, Federal News Radio reported Friday. The DHS Authorization Act seeks to increase the department’s efficiency through consolidation and elimination of “unnecessary programs and offices,” said …

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Commerce Dept Wants Public Input on Anti-Botnet Measures

The Commerce Department‘s National Telecommunications and Information Administration wants public input on actions that can help the government mitigate botnet attacks, Nextgov reported Monday. NTIA released a request for comments on legislation, policies and technology that currently support anti-botnet efforts; gaps in existing approaches; and what role the federal government should take in the …

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Senate Confirms Kenneth Rapuano as DoD Assistant Secretary for Homeland Defense & Global Security

Kenneth Rapuano, a senior vice president at nonprofit research institute ANSER, has been confirmed as assistant secretary for homeland defense and global security at the Pentagon, Washington Examiner reported Monday. The Senate voted 95-1 to approve Rapuano’s nomination, which makes him the sixth confirmed Defense Department appointee under President Donald Trump’s administration, the …

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