Tag Archives: Janet Napolitano

DHS Launching “See Something, Say Something” Radio & TV Ads

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano unveiled a new public service announcement campaign Wednesday, aimed at educating the public on reporting suspicious activity to law enforcement. The “If You See Something, Say Something” ads will be distributed to radio and television stations across the country. The ads present scenarios involving witnessing …

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DHS Human Resources Chief to Retire in August

DHS CHCO Jeff Neal, Photo: DHS.gov Department of Homeland Security Chief Human Capital Officer Jeff Neal announced he will retire in August, according to a Federal News Radio report. The 31-year-veteran of government service announced in a staff email he will step down Aug. 3. “I would not trade my …

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Defense, Diplomatic Officials Roll out International Cybersecurity Strategy

The public unveiling of the administration’s international cybersecurity strategy yesterday brought out leading national security advisers, diplomats, and industry and academic representatives, all recognizing  that in 2011 cybersecurity is a part of national security. White House counterterrorism adviser John O. Brennan and cyber coordinator Howard A. Schmidt hosted the event, …

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Napolitano on Stuxnet: Private Sector Needs Rapid Response

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told a group of University of California, Berkeley engineering students the Stuxnet computer worm that targeted Iranian nuclear facilities highlighted the importance of a quick response from the private sector. “The key thing we learned from Stuxnet was the need for rapid response …

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DHS Wants Input on Regulations

In an essential step in the administration’s effort to root out and repeal outdated and, often, onerous regulations, the Department of Homeland Security published Monday a notice in the Federal Register, seeking comments on its regulations. “We are committed to continuing to increase efficiency, transparency and accountability in the regulatory …

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DHS to End Color-coded Warning System

In an address last week, Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced the agency would end the color-coded terrorist alert system later this year. Instead, the department’s new plan can be summed up under the theme: The government can’t do it alone. “This means that the days are numbered for …

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Sequel to SBInet Coming Soon?

In a high-profile move recently, the Department of Homeland Security canceled SBInet, a $1 billion border program, long under a microscope for underperforming. But don’t count high-tech border surveillance programs out just yet. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection last week issued a request for information from industry about “insight” …

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DHS Cancels ‘Troubled’ SBInet Program

After months of speculation and guessing games, more than $1 billion spent and a mere 53 miles of the Southwest border covered, the Department of Homeland Security canceled the virtual border fence program known as SBInet. “SBInet cannot meet its original objective of providing a single, integrated border security technology …

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