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Jeh Johnson: DHS Needs Congress’ Help to Build Cyber Workforce

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson offered an overview of his department’s goals regarding legislation and relationships with the private sector in cybersecurity during a policy address Friday, Fedscoop reported Friday. Dan Verton writes that Johnson called on Congress to give DHS new hiring and compensation authority for recruiting cybersecurity workers and update …

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Alejandro Mayorkas Confirmed for No. 2 DHS Position

Alejandro Mayorkas, current director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, was confirmed Friday as deputy homeland security secretary in a 54-41 vote, the Los Angeles Times reports. Brian Bennett writes Mayorkas has led USCIS since 2009 and will report to incoming Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, who received his confirmation vote this …

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Jeh Johnson Confirmed as DHS Secretary

The Senate voted 78-16 on Monday to confirm former Pentagon General Counsel Jeh Johnson as the next homeland security secretary, CNN reported Monday. Ted Barrett writes that Johnson will become the fourth person to lead the Department of Homeland Security after formerly serving as the Defense Department‘s top lawyer. Johnson was integral to …

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Report: Jeh Johnson to Be Chosen Homeland Security Secretary

President Barack Obama plans to nominate former Defense Department General Counsel Jeh Johnson as the next homeland security secretary, The Daily Beast reported Thursday. Daniel Klaidman writes that if confirmed, Johnson would become the fourth DHS secretary and succeed Janet Napolitano, who resigned in September to join the University of California System as …

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Pentagon Top Lawyer Jeh Johnson to Step Down

Jeh Johnson, general counsel at the Defense Department since 2009, is stepping down from his post at the end of the year to return to private practice, the Washington Post reports. Emily Heil writes Johnson is expected to return to Paul, Weiss Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, a law firm where …

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Pentagon Lawyer Pushes Congress to Pass Authorization Bill

The Pentagon’s chief legal adviser Jeh Johnson indicated the Defense Department could be looking at legal complications if Congress fails to pass the defense authorization bill for 2012. Congress needs to pass the authorization bill, include legislation or a continuing resolution or else the Pentagon will lack needed authorities to …

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