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Jeh Johnson: DHS to Open Silicon Valley Office

The Department of Homeland Security plans to open a cybersecurity office in Silicon Valley as part of its push to tap into the region’s technology talent pool and build up DHS’ cyber programs, CNET reported Tuesday. Max Taves writes that DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson made the announcement at this week’s RSA Conference as the department increases its focus on cybersecurity amid …

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CNN: Jeh Johnson Warns Against DHS Workforce Furlough if Congress Blocks Funds

Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, said the department could furlough an estimated 30,000 employees if Republican lawmakers continue plans to block DHS funding in response to the administration’s immigration policy in an interview with CNN aired Sunday. Johnson told Dana Bash on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he has met with …

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Obama Administration Asks Congress for $3.7B DHS Budget Increase

The White House has released an annual budget proposal that asks Congress to increase the Department of Homeland Security‘s fiscal 2016 budget by $3.7 billion, Federal Times reported Monday. Andy Medici writes the increased funding would allow DHS to hire more border patrol agents as well as boost the agency’s …

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DHS Sec. Jeh Johnson Asks Congress Not to Defund Immigration Reform

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has called on Congress to approve full-year funding for his department, Reuters reported Thursday. Doina Chiacu writes Johnson made the statement after Republican lawmakers introduced an amendment to a homeland security appropriations bill that would block President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration. “In these …

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Senate Panel OKs Nominations of Sarah Saldana, Russell Deyo to DHS Roles

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs has confirmed the nominations of Sarah Saldana and Russell Deyo to two positions at the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Today reported Thursday. Anthony Kimery writes Saldana has been nominated to the role of assistant secretary for immigration and customs enforcement, which would …

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Jeh Johnson: DHS, Army to Increase Cooperation to Combat Evolving Threats

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has called for closer cooperation between his department and the U.S. Army to counter threats and address public concerns through fact-based dialogue and messaging, DoD News reported Tuesday. Jim Garamone writes Johnson noted the need to align efforts, particularly in counterterrorism, as threats evolve and terrorists utilize technology to recruit fighters and …

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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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Jeh Johnson Visits Ingalls Shipyard; Brian Cuccias Comments

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson toured the U.S. Coast Guard‘s National Security Cutter Hamilton during his visit to the Huntington Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss. last week. The company’s NSC production line has already rolled out three ships as Hamilton and two other vessels are intended to be delivered to the Coast …

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