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Janet Napolitano: DHS Must Maintain Cyber Focus

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Janet Napolitano recommended the Department of Homeland Security continue efforts to build up the nation’s cybersecurity posture as part of her farewell speech Monday, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. Phil Mattingly writes Napolitano, who stepped down from the homeland security secretary post after four years, warned future cyber attacks could disrupt the country’s economy in …

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DHS Opens New Coast Guard HQ in DC

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The U.S. Coast Guard has moved into its new headquarters in Washington, DC Monday, as part of the first phase of the Department of Homeland Security‘s headquarters consolidation plan, Fierce Government IT reports Wednesday. Zach Rausnitz writes that the first phase also included a 2,000-car parking garage and perimeter security. …

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Report: Bruce McConnell to Leave DHS Next Month

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Bruce McConnell plans to step down on August 10 as acting deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity of the Department of Homeland Security, GovInfoSecurity.com reported Thursday. Eric Chabrow writes McConnell managed vital programs and presidential directives to enhance countermeasures against cyber threats since Mark Weatherford left the position in April. Allan Friedman, …

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Ashton Carter, Janet Napolitano Help Host Summit With Governors

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Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano met with representatives of the Council of Governors Feb. 25 at the Pentagon to discuss issues surrounding cybersecurity and defense budget. Napolitano explained the recent White House executive order on critical cybersecurity infrastructure and resiliency, American Forces Press Service …

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Janet Napolitano: Sequestration Cuts Cyber Contract Funding

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The Department of Homeland Security would see reductions in funding for contracts supporting cybersecurity programs aimed at detecting threats and protecting civilian networks, Secretary Janet Napolitano says in a letter. Nextgov reports Napolitano outlined impacts of the sequester in the letter to Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), ranking member on the …

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CBP Chief David Aguilar Retiring

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David Aguilar, head of Customs and Border Protection, will retire at the end of March after a three-year term as the agency’s acting chief and a 31-year career with U.S. border agencies. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano did not name a successor in announcing Aguilar’s retirement, Government Security News reports. …

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DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano Staying For 2nd Term

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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will remain in her post for President Barack Obama’s second term, the Washington Post reports. Citing a White House official, Scott Wilson writes Napolitano could play a role in the administration’s push for immigration legislation. According to USA Today, Napolitano’s name had been floated as …

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Report: Agencies Looking at Draft WH Cyber Order

The White House is seeking approval from agencies for a draft executive order on responsibilities for cybersecurity management and enforcement, AOL Government reports. According to Colin Clark and Henry Kenyon, the executive order is intended to mirror the goals of the Lieberman-Collins bill, which the Senate rejected. AOL Defense obtained …

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