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CNN: Jeh Johnson Warns Against DHS Workforce Furlough if Congress Blocks Funds

Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, said the department could furlough an estimated 30,000 employees if Republican lawmakers continue plans to block DHS funding in response to the administration’s immigration policy in an interview with CNN aired Sunday. Johnson told Dana Bash on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he has met with …

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Senate Panel OKs Nominations of Sarah Saldana, Russell Deyo to DHS Roles

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs has confirmed the nominations of Sarah Saldana and Russell Deyo to two positions at the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Today reported Thursday. Anthony Kimery writes Saldana has been nominated to the role of assistant secretary for immigration and customs enforcement, which would …

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Jeh Johnson: DHS, Army to Increase Cooperation to Combat Evolving Threats

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has called for closer cooperation between his department and the U.S. Army to counter threats and address public concerns through fact-based dialogue and messaging, DoD News reported Tuesday. Jim Garamone writes Johnson noted the need to align efforts, particularly in counterterrorism, as threats evolve and terrorists utilize technology to recruit fighters and …

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DHS Sec. Jeh Johnson Urges Passage of Cyber Bill to Safeguard Critical Infrastructure

Congress should move swiftly and pass a bill that would bolster the nation’s cybersecurity before lawmakers adjourn for midterm campaigning, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson writes in an opinion piece for The Hill newspaper. Johnson says cyber-dependent systems are vulnerable to data theft, espionage and disruptive attacks, and needs protection …

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