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Alejandro Mayorkas: Senate Cyber Bill Falls Short of DHS’ Privacy Protection Goals

Alejandro Mayorkas, deputy secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, has warned that Senate’s Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act would curb privacy rights and complicate threat intelligence exchange efforts, National Journal reported Monday. Kaveh Waddell writes Mayorkas raised his concerns about the Senate Intelligence Committee-approved bill in a written response to an …

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Alejandro Mayorkas: DHS Needs More Authority on Cybersecurity

Alejandro Mayorkas, deputy secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, has urged lawmakers to pass legislation aimed at bolstering the agency’s cyber defense authority and workforce, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Jerry Markon writes Mayorkas told an audience at a Washington Post-hosted cybersecurity summit Wednesday that DHS should be given …

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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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DHS Launches Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano yesterday launched the “Blue Campaign”—a DHS-wide initiative to combat human trafficking through public awareness, victim-assistance programs, and law-enforcement training and efforts. “The battle against human trafficking is a shared responsibility involving the department’s federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement partners, nonprofit and …

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DHS Unveils Initiatives to Enhance E-Verify

Yesterday, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas announced three initiatives designed to strengthen the efficiency and accuracy of the E-Verify system. These new programs include an agreement with the Department of Justice (DOJ) to streamline legal proceedings for …

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