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Phyllis Schneck: DHS Needs Cyber Professionals to Help Secure Govt Networks, Natl Infrastructure

Phyllis Schneck, deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity and communications at the Department of Homeland Security, has said DHS is in search of professionals who possess diverse skills to help the government secure federal networks and critical infrastructure in the U.S. She wrote in a blog entry posted Tuesday that DHS also released a pair …

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Nextgov: 9 States Request DHS’ Election Cybersecurity Assistance

The Department of Homeland Security has received requests from nine U.S. states to help scan online voter registration databases and assess the security of poll machines, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Aliya Sternstein writes DHS spokesman Scott McConnell told Nextgov that the department offers election officials various services such as information exchange on cyber incidents and on-site …

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DHS Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Score Up 3 Percentage Points in 2016

The Department of Homeland Security has recorded a 3-percentage point increase in an employee morale survey that involved responses from 408,000 employees across 80 agencies conducted from April through June, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the results of the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey ended a six-year declining trend with a rise …

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Lisa Monaco: DHS Offers Cybersecurity Support to State Election Administrators

Lisa Monaco, the president’s assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, said the Department of Homeland Security has reached out to state election administrators to offer cybersecurity support and boost public confidence in voting systems, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jared Serbu writes Monaco told a Center for Strategic and International Studies forum audience the …

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DHS’ Jeh Johnson Speaks at Middle Eastern Law Enforcement Officers Association Conference

Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has highlighted DHS’ commitment to help keep communities safe during a speech at the first annual conference of the Middle Eastern Law Enforcement Officers Association in Dearborn, Michigan. MELOA comprises several department employees who aim to promote trust through community engagement, George Selim, director of DHS’ office for community …

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Jeh Johnson: DHS Mulls Cyber Protection For Election System

Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has said DHS is examining whether the election system needs the agency’s security support against potential cyberattacks, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Nicole Ogrysko writes Johnson told reporters the government should determine whether the election process is a “critical infrastructure” similar to the …

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White House Issues Cyber Incident Coordination Policy

President Barack Obama has issued a new directive to establish principles that will govern the federal government’s response to malicious cyber activities in the public and private sectors. The Presidential Policy Directive-41 designates the departments of Justice and Homeland Security as well as the Office of the Director of National Intelligence as federal lead …

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DHS Unveils Federal Assistance Program to Empower Local Communities Against Violent Extremism

The Department of Homeland Security will invest $10 million in a federal assistance program that seeks to provide local communities with resources to help counter violent extremism. DHS said Wednesday the Countering Violent Extremism grant program for fiscal 2016 was developed to help empower state, local and tribal governments, nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions …

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DHS Sets $1.6B for FY 2016 Preparedness Grant Initiatives; Jeh Johnson Comments

The Department of Homeland Security has allocated more than $1.6 billion in fiscal 2016 funds to both competitive and non-competitive preparedness grant programs that seek to help state, local, territorial and tribal agencies respond to disasters and other emergencies. “These 2016 homeland security grant allocations will support our partners at …

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House Committee Requests Briefing on DoD, DHS Silicon Valley Tech Offices

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has sent letters to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson asking them to brief the panel about the offices their departments established in Silicon Valley, California. The panel told Carter in a letter published Tuesday they want information on the goals, mission and functions …

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