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DHS Losing Head of National Cyber Security Division

The Department of Homeland Security has experienced a revolving door regarding its cybersecurity leadership of late, with another key official announcing her departure recently. Nicole Dean, the director of DHS’ National Cyber Security Division, has told her staff in an email she is leaving the government Jan. 22, 2012 according …

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Pentagon Can Now Play Offense in Cyberspace

The head of the National Security Agency said last month that playing offense in cyberspace is challenging because the current strategy focuses primarily on defense. “They find a vulnerability, they penetrate the network, we find out about it several months later,” said Army Gen. Keith Alexander “We diagnose the malware, …

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OMB Says 23 of 24 Agencies Have Finances in Order

The Office of Management and Budget recently announced financial books were in order at 23 of 24 applicable federal agencies for the first time in 20 years, as reported by Government Executive. Ratings for the Department of Homeland Security are noted as qualified while the Pentagon is the only department …

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DHS Looking to Place Returning Vets at SW Border

Excess equipment and personnel may be a new resource to the Department of Homeland Security for stateside border control, according to a NextGov report. Customs and Border Protection is seeing the influx of returning veterans as an opportunity to place additional personnel at the southwest border. However timely it may …

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DHS Looking Into Using Twitter as ‘Intelligence Tool’

The Department of Homeland Security is working to use Twitter as an intelligence tool and is currently developing guidelines for monitoring social media networks, according to a Politico report. DHS Undersecretary Caryn Wagner recently said the department is currently establishing guidelines to use social networking websites for law enforcement purposes, …

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DHS Drones to Fly Over US-Canada Border

The Department of Homeland Security plans to fly unmanned aircraft over the vast majority of the border with Canada, DHS officials testified to lawmakers Friday. NextGov reports the House Homeland Security’s subcommittee on emergency preparedness, response, and communications held a field hearing in Detroit. John S. Beutlich, director of the …

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