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Jeh Johnson: DHS to Open Silicon Valley Office

Jeh Johnson
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The Department of Homeland Security plans to open a cybersecurity office in Silicon Valley as part of its push to tap into the region’s technology talent pool and build up DHS’ cyber programs, CNET reported Tuesday.

Max Taves writes that DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson made the announcement at this week’s RSA Conference as the department increases its focus on cybersecurity amid recent incidents of hacking and data breaches.

“We want to convince the talented workforce to come to Washington,” Johnson said at the event, according to the report.

“The government doesn’t have all the answers nor do we have all the talent.”

Rachel King also reports on ZDNet that Johnson called on this partnership between government and the private sector as cybersecurity becomes a “mission of equal importance” to DHS as counterterrorism and national security.

Johnson indicated that another part of its IT security efforts is the realignment of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center’s reporting structure for cyber threat indicators, the report said.

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