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Elaine Duke: Budget Uncertainty Disrupts DHS Programs

Elaine Duke, deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has told lawmakers that the lack of a long-term budget limits DHS’ capacity to carry out major programs and lessens manpower needed to address priorities, the Homeland Preparedness News reported Wednesday. Duke said at a Senate hearing on DHS reauthorization that continuing …

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Kirstjen Nielsen Confirmed as Homeland Security Chief

The Senate on Tuesday approved Kirstjen Nielsen, deputy chief of staff at the White House, to serve as the Department of Homeland Security’s secretary through a 62-37 vote, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Her confirmation came two months after President Donald Trump nominated her for the DHS chief post. Nielsen …

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Reports: US, China Agree to Continue Bilateral Cyber Partnership

The U.S. and China have agreed to extend a cybersecurity cooperation partnership that was originally forged between the two countries in 2015, MeriTalk reported Tuesday. Both countries aim to further bilateral efforts to address cyber crime, exchange threat information, protect networks. US Attorney General Jeff Sessions; Elaine Duke, acting secretary …

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Elaine Duke Starts Role as DHS Deputy Secretary; John Kelly Comments

Elaine Duke, formerly undersecretary for management at the Department of Homeland Security, has assumed new duties as the seventh deputy secretary of DHS and she will act as the department’s chief operating officer in this capacity. The nearly 30-year federal service veteran previously managed DHS’ business lines and its $47 billion annual budget, the department said …

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