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Kirstjen Nielsen, Ralph Goodale Meet to Discuss US-Canada Security Cooperation

Ralph Goodale, Canadian minister for public safety and emergency preparedness, met with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in Washington to discuss U.S.-Canada cooperation on efforts to safeguard both countries against national security threats. Nielsen and Goodale also discussed other topics such as cybersecurity, migration, cannabis and opioid, preclearance and irregular migration during their …

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Andrea Thompson to Serve as Nat’l Security Adviser to Mike Pence, Deputy Asst to Trump

Andrea Thompson, a retired U.S. Army colonel and former national security adviser to the House Homeland Security Committee, will assume the roles of deputy assistant to the president and national security adviser to the vice president. The White House said Wednesday Thompson, who most recently worked as director of the McChrystal Group Leadership …

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Melissa Hathaway: Trump’s Cybersecurity Executive Order Would Require 14 Reports on Cyber Issues

Melissa Hathaway, a senior adviser at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center, has said President Donald Trump’s cybersecurity executive order will require 14 new reports on various cyber-related areas, BankInfoSecurity reported Thursday. The former White House cybersecurity adviser noted that agencies will need to allocate time and personnel to meet reporting requirements, which …

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DHS Secretary John Kelly Backs ‘Critical’ Designation for US Election Infrastructure

John Kelly, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has said that he plans to retain the former Obama administration’s critical infrastructure designation to U.S. election systems as part of cybersecurity efforts, The Hill newspaper reported Tuesday. Morgan Chalfant writes the designation expanded federal protections for election infrastructure to cover polling and vote tabulation stations, storage …

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House Approves US-Israel Cyber Collaboration Bill; Rep. John Ratcliffe Comments

The House on Tuesday passed a bill that seeks to increase cooperation between the U.S. and Israel on cybersecurity initiatives. Reps. John Ratcliffe and Jim Langevin (D-Rhode Island) introduced the U.S.-Israel Cybersecurity Cooperation Enhancement Act in a push to establish a cybersecurity grant program for joint research-and-development ventures between U.S. and Israeli organizations, …

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James Mattis Confirmed as Defense Secretary

The Senate has confirmed James Mattis, a retired U.S. Marine Corps general and former chief of the U.S. Central Command, as defense secretary under President Donald Trump’s administration, The Hill newspaper reported Friday. Rebecca Kheel writes Trump signed a waiver legislation to exempt Mattis from a law that requires the Defense Department‘s civilian leader to …

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