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Jeh Johnson Describes DHS Involvement in White House Cyber Plan

Jeh Johnson
Jeh Johnson

Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has said that DHS will be involved in every initiative of the Cybersecurity National Action Plan that President Barack Obama introduced on Feb. 9, FierceGovernment IT reported Tuesday.

Johnson said in a Feb. 11 speech at the Wilson Center in Washington that such initiatives include efforts to bolster investments in cyber technology platforms and set up a Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity.

Molly Bernhart Walker writes Johnson noted that the department will work to help federal agencies implement the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation and Einstein 3A programs that aim to protect networks from cyber threats.

He also mentioned the plan to increase the number of cybersecurity advisers and teams that are tasked to respond to cyber attacks, according to the report.

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