Tag Archives: Kirstjen Nielsen

Ronald Vitiello Named Acting ICE Chief; Kirstjen Nielsen Comments

Ronald Vitiello, acting deputy commissioner of the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection, has been appointed by DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to succeed the retiring Tom Homan as acting director of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Vitiello’s appointment took effect Saturday, June 30, and he will also serve …

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Jeanette Manfra: DHS Issues Federal ‘High Value’ Asset Security Directive

The Department of Homeland Security has released a binding operational directive to increase coordinated efforts to protect federal information systems against cyber threats. Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications at DHS, wrote in a blog entry posted Friday the department will implement an integrated approach meant to address weaknesses across the government’s …

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Kirstjen Nielsen: DHS Aims to Provide Critical Infrastructure Cyber Support via ‘Security as a Service’ Program

Kirstjen Nielsen, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has said DHS might directly deliver cybersecurity services to energy companies, airports and other critical infrastructure operators under a new White House cyber strategy, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Nielsen told reporters at the RSA Cybersecurity Conference in San Francisco that the cyber strategy will …

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Reports: White House Cyber Leader Rob Joyce to Rejoin NSA

Rob Joyce, the White House’s cybersecurity coordinator, will step down from his position to rejoin the National Security Agency, Reuters reported Tuesday. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said at a media roundtable during the RSA Conference that National Security Adviser John Bolton would appoint Joyce’s successor. The Washington Post reported Joyce joined …

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Kirstjen Nielsen, Ralph Goodale Meet to Discuss US-Canada Security Cooperation

Ralph Goodale, Canadian minister for public safety and emergency preparedness, met with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in Washington to discuss U.S.-Canada cooperation on efforts to safeguard both countries against national security threats. Nielsen and Goodale also discussed other topics such as cybersecurity, migration, cannabis and opioid, preclearance and irregular migration during their …

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Sen. Claire McCaskill Wants OMB to Explain Proposed Federal Pay Freeze

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) has asked Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, to explain the agency’s proposal to suspend salary increases for all federal employees, Government Executive reported Friday. McCaskill urged Mulvaney in a letter to provide the rationale behind the proposed pay freeze, which will affect law enforcement …

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