The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rejected objections from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on a bill to expand the traveler vetting authorities of security technology maker CLEAR. Ken Cuccinelli wrote in a letter dated Sept. 9 that the DHS overruled the concerns of TSA Administrator David Pekoske on CLEAR's expanded operationsRead More »
Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) launched a new commission that would implement a strategy for cyber space by pursuing three strategic options: deterrence, international agreement and persistent engagement, Breaking Defense reported Monday. “One of the motivations of this is that, right now, the cyber responsibility is scattered throughout the federal government,” King said of the new 14-member commission.Read More »
Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, and Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., will co-chair a commission intended to assess and address the cyber threats facing the country. The Cyberspace Solarium Commission consists of 14 members working to build cyber policy on recommendations, hearings, intelligence and homeland security discussions, King's office said Thursday. The group's establishment stems from the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act.Read More »
The Trump administration is expected to appoint David Pekoske, head of the Transportation Security Administration, as the acting deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, CNN reported Wednesday. Two administration officials revealed that Pekoske will succeed Claire Grady, who has served as interim DHS deputy secretary the last two years.Read More »
The Transportation Security Administration released its first Cybersecurity Roadmap containing guidelines on securing its critical transportation infrastructure, the TSA said Tuesday. The roadmap covers the TSA’s main cybersecurity priorities such as identifying risks, reducing system vulnerabilities, mitigating consequences and fortifying system resilience.Read More »
DHS, DOE Launch Collaborative Effort to Secure Pipelines, Critical Infrastructure From Cyber Threats
The departments of Homeland Security and Energy have announced in a meeting with the Oil and Natural Gas Sector Coordinating Council the launch of a program that aims to protect pipelines and other critical infrastructure from cyber threats.
Chrisopher Krebs, undersecretary of the National Protection and Programs Directorate, said Wednesday that the collaborative effort between NPPD, the Transportation Security Administration and DOE will provide a better understanding of the threat landscape and plan more targeted and prioritized risk management activities.
David Pekoske, head of the Transportation Security Administration, has said TSA collaborated with airline and airport partners this year to broaden the use of Computed Tomography X-ray systems at airports and plans to field additional machines in 2019. Pekoske wrote in a blog post published Friday that CT X-ray machines work to …Read More »
David Pekoske, a former U.S. Coast Guard vice commandant, has sworn in as the seventh administrator at the Transportation Security Administration a week after his confirmation by the Senate on Aug. 3. The oath-taking ceremony was held at the Department of Homeland Security headquarters in Washington, D.C, TSA announced Thursday. “I …Read More »
David Pekoske, a 33-year veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and an adjunct faculty member at American University, will be nominated by President Donald Trump as administrator of the Transportation Security Administration. Pekoske will bring to TSA his operational and command experience from the U.S. Coast Guard, where served as vice commandant …Read More »