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Janet Napolitano: DHS Must Maintain Cyber Focus

Janet Napolitano recommended the Department of Homeland Security continue efforts to build up the nation’s cybersecurity posture as part of her farewell speech Monday, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. Phil Mattingly writes Napolitano, who stepped down from the homeland security secretary post after four years, warned future cyber attacks could disrupt the country’s economy in …

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Janet Napolitano: DHS Prioritizing Future Cyber Attack Prevention

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told a Senate committee Thursday that DHS is focusing on preventing future cyber attacks over combating current cyber incidents, Nextgov reports. Aliya Sternstein writes Napolitano was addressing a question from Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) on the recent cybersecurity executive order’s ability to balance protecting intellectual …

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Ashton Carter, Janet Napolitano Help Host Summit With Governors

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano met with representatives of the Council of Governors Feb. 25 at the Pentagon to discuss issues surrounding cybersecurity and defense budget. Napolitano explained the recent White House executive order on critical cybersecurity infrastructure and resiliency, American Forces Press Service …

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Janet Napolitano: Sequestration Cuts Cyber Contract Funding

The Department of Homeland Security would see reductions in funding for contracts supporting cybersecurity programs aimed at detecting threats and protecting civilian networks, Secretary Janet Napolitano says in a letter. Nextgov reports Napolitano outlined impacts of the sequester in the letter to Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), ranking member on the …

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DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano Staying For 2nd Term

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will remain in her post for President Barack Obama’s second term, the Washington Post reports. Citing a White House official, Scott Wilson writes Napolitano could play a role in the administration’s push for immigration legislation. According to USA Today, Napolitano’s name had been floated as …

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Janet Napolitano

Janet Napolitano is the third secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. She leads the nation’s collective efforts to secure it from various threats, including terrorism and natural disasters. To counter the threat of terrorism, Napolitano has forged new partnerships with international allies and expanded information sharing with federal, state …

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Napolitano Announces DHS Cyber Workforce Initiative

The Department of Homeland Security’s advisory council will launch a new effort focusing on developing the cyber workforce, Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Wednesday. She met with industry and small business representatives at a White House event June 6. DHS said she mentioned the department’s collaboration with universities and private sector businesses …

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Napolitano Gives Public-Private Cyber Info Sharing Thumbs Up

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano voiced approval for a Senate cybersecurity bill at a House hearing Wednesday, NextGov reports. The Cybersecurity Act was introduced Tuesday and would give DHS the ability to handle private network breaches. The bill also calls for more information sharing between government and the private sector. The bill …

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