Tag Archives: homeland security

Report: Larry Zelvin to Leave DHS Next Month

Larry Zelvin is set to depart his role as director of the Department of Homeland Security‘s national cybersecurity and communications integration center in mid-August, FCW reported Tuesday. Sean Lyngaas writes that Zelvin has managed the NCCIC since June 2012 and testified at several congressional hearings about cyber issues facing the …

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Feds Disclose Attempted Federal Workforce Data Breach

Hackers based in China broke into the Office of Personnel Management‘s computer networks in March and the government believes they wanted to access data on security clearances, the New York Times reported Wednesday. A Department of Homeland Security official confirmed the infiltration and said that authorities found no loss of “personally identifiable information,” …

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DHS Moves to Protect Cyber Networks; Robert Day Comments

The Department of Homeland Security is updating its computing and communication infrastructures as part of the agency’s efforts to bolster cybersecurity, Information Week reported Friday. Henry Kenyon writes that DHS and the Coast Guard will consolidate their security operations at a new cyber command and control facility in Washington. Rear …

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CBP to Hire 2,000 New Officers; Colleen Kelley Comments

Customs and Border Protection is set to hire 2,000 new officers who will be stationed at 44 ports in 18 states around the U.S., Government Executive said Friday. Charles Clark writes that the upcoming hiring will push the agency’s employee numbers to 21,370 border patrol agents and 23,775 CBP officers. Despite the …

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Buck Hamilton: DHS Calls for Oilfield Cyber Risk Assessment

The Department of Homeland Security is calling for the public and private sectors to assess potential cyber threats against oilfield infrastructures located in the Permian Basin, Government Technology reported Wednesday. Corey Paul writes that Buck Hamilton, a DHS protective security adviser, urged government and industry partners to support the agency’s …

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