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DHS OIG Detects Cyber Vulnerabilities in Dept, Component Networks; John Roth Comments

The Department of Homeland Security‘s inspector general office has released a new report that identified security vulnerabilities in DHS’ internal systems. DHS’ OIG said Tuesday the vulnerabilities affect the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, National Protection and Programs Directorate and the Secret Service. “While our audit showed improved coordination between DHS components in carrying out …

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House Panel’s DHS Appropriations Bill Sets $39B in Discretionary Funds

The House Appropriations Committee’s proposed fiscal year 2016 budget for the Department of Homeland Security includes $39.3 billion for discretionary spending and would block the funding of activities related to President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration. The committee said Wednesday the DHS appropriations bill allots $337 million less than the enacted …

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Phyllis Schneck: DHS Working on Trust, Standards to Strengthen Cyber Info-Sharing

The Department of Homeland Security is setting up an organizational structure that would encourage the private sector to exchange cyber threat information with the government amid the White House’s proposal for liability protection, FCW reported Wednesday. Mark Rockwell writes that Suzanne Spaulding and Phyllis Schneck of the National Protection and Programs Directorate at DHS told the House …

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Andy Ozment, Gregory Touhill, Bobby Stempfley Join DHS Cyber Leadership Team

Andy Ozment, formerly the White House’s senior cybersecurity director and retired Air Force brigadier general Gregory Touhill have joined the cybersecurity and communications office within the Department of Homeland Security. Ozment was appointed assistant secretary for cybersecurity while Touhill will serve as deputy assistant secretary for cybersecurity operations and programs, DHS said in a …

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DHS Cyber Workforce to Get Boost

Fresh off a proposed White House cybersecurity plan that would give Department of Homeland officials authority over federal civilian networks, DHS announced it will ramp up its cyber workforce, according to a Federal Times report. The department plans to beef up its cyber personnel from 260 to 400 workers, by …

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