President Trump has appointed former secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen to serve on the National Infrastructure Advisory Council, the White House said Wednesday. Nielsen, a former Wash100 Award recipient, announced her intent to resign as DHS secretary in April.Read More »
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Kirstjen Nielsen announced on Sunday that she's stepping down from her post as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, CBS News reported Sunday. President Trump announced that Kevin McAleenan, commissioner of the Customs and Border Protection, will serve as the interim DHS secretary.Read More »
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the federal government should increase efforts to protect agencies, industry, academia and the public from hackers supported by other countries since the U.S. today “is not prepared” for a foreign cyber attack, The Hill reported Monday. “It’s not just U.S. troops and government agents on the frontlines anymore. It’s U.S. companies. It’s our schools and gathering places. It’s ordinary Americans,” Nielsen said during a speech at the George Washington University.Read More »
Pete Gaynor, former director of the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency, has been confirmed by the Senate to serve as a deputy administrator of the agency's national branch.Read More »
Kirstjen Nielsen, secretary of Homeland Security, said in a statement that the recently passed FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 would increase the government's capacity to protect U.S. citizens from drone-induced threats. She highlighted that existing regulations constrained the Department of Homeland Security's jurisdiction to address drone threats prior to the bill's passing, the DHS said Thursday.
Kirstjen Nielsen, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has confirmed the addition of eight members to the Homeland Security Advisory Council.
Nielsen said in a statement published Tuesday the new HASC members will guide the council in meeting its mission of addressing emerging threats to homeland security.
The Department of Homeland Security has allocated over $1.6B in fiscal 2018 funds to preparedness grant programs that seek to help state, local, territorial and tribal agencies respond to disasters and other emergencies.Read More »
Kirstjen Nielsen, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and a 2018 Wash100 recipient, announced at a recent cybersecurity summit that DHS will establish a center to connect private and public sector entities in cyber defense efforts, CNBC reported Wednesday. She noted that the National Risk Management Center will offer “crowd-sourced” methods …Read More »
Ronald Vitiello, acting deputy commissioner of the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection, has been appointed by DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to succeed the retiring Tom Homan as acting director of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Vitiello’s appointment took effect Saturday, June 30, and he will also serve …Read More »