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House Committee Requests Briefing on DoD, DHS Silicon Valley Tech Offices

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has sent letters to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson asking them to brief the panel about the offices their departments established in Silicon Valley, California. The panel told Carter in a letter published Tuesday they want information on the goals, mission and functions …

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Jeh Johnson: E-Passport Required for US Visa Waiver Program Travelers

Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has said e-passports are now required for all individuals entering the U.S. from the 38 countries included in the Visa Waiver Program. Johnson said in a statement posted Friday the announcement follows the passage of the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel …

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Jeh Johnson: DHS Continues Efforts to Centralize Agency Processes, Bolster National Security

Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, highlighted the agency’s management reform activities and public safety operations in his remarks Thursday at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington. He said Thursday that DHS works to transform budgeting, acquisition and programming functions under its Unity of Effort initiative to shift away from …

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Sens. Ron Johnson, Tom Carper Ask DOJ, DHS Chiefs on Anti-Ransomware Efforts

Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) have issued letters to inquire about the efforts the departments of Homeland Security and Justice launched to counter attacks related to ransomware. The letter sent to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson Thursday asks how the adoption of Einstein threat prevention tool has reduced the incidence of ransomware at government …

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Sen. John McCain Calls for Faster US Cyber Deterrence Action

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) wrote to three federal officials to remind them of existing legal measures that McCain said the government should adopt to deter hackers who target U.S. infrastructure, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday. Cory Bennett writes McCain has asked Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to explain why the Obama administration has delayed cyber …

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