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Kevin McAleenan Unveils New DHS Anti-Terrorism Framework

Kevin McAleenan, acting secretary of homeland security, has announced his department's new strategic framework to address terrorism and targeted violence. The Department of Homeland Security said Friday that its new strategic framework aims to understand the changing terrorism environment, prevent terrorists from U.S. entry and boost defenses of the country's infrastructure.

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Kenneth Cuccinelli Appointed Acting Citizenship & Immigration Services Director

Kenneth Cuccinelli, former attorney general of Virginia, has been named acting director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services within the Department of Homeland Security. “I look forward to working with the men and women of USCIS to ensure our legal immigration system operates effectively and efficiently while deterring fraud and protecting the American people,” Cuccinelli said in a statement published Monday.

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Robert Bonner, Leon Fresco Inducted to Homeland Security Advisory Council

Kevin McAleenan, acting secretary of homeland security and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, swore in former judge Robert Bonner and lawyer Leon Fresco as new members of the Homeland Security Advisory Council at a recent meeting. McAleenan also discussed a set of homeland security matters with the council during the public session, DHS said Tuesday. The acting secretary also unveiled a new HSAC mission to protect religious organizations in the U.S. 

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Secret Service Lead Randolph Alles Joins DHS as Head of Management

Randolph Alles, former director of the U.S. Secret Service, has been appointed acting deputy under secretary for management at the Department of Homeland Security, replacing former Deputy Under Secretary Chip Fulghum. He will oversee management programs, including financial, human capital, information technology, procurement, security and asset management, Kevin McAleenan, acting homeland security secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said in a statement posted Friday. Alles left his role with the Secret Service last week after two years. 

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Executive Order Directs DHS, Other Agencies to Strengthen Cyber Workforce; Kevin McAleenan Quoted

President Trump signed an executive order Thursday requiring the federal government to implement measures to build up the country’s cybersecurity workforce. The EO directs the Department of Homeland Security to establish the Federal Cybersecurity Rotational Program that would allow government cyber and information technology professionals to work at DHS through temporary assignments to facilitate knowledge sharing, DHS said Thursday.

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