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House Approves DHS Reauthorization Bill

The House of Representatives voted 386-41 Thursday to pass a bill that would re-authorize the Department of Homeland Security and direct changes to the department’s national security initiatives, The Hill reported Thursday. If approved by Senate, the bill would mark the first re-authorization of DHS after it was created 15 years ago …

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Secret Service, Hedge Fund Vet Richard Staropoli Chosen for DHS CIO Role

President Donald Trump intends to appoint Richard Staropoli, formerly managing director of counter-party risk and chief information security officer at Fortress Investment Group, as chief information officer of the Department of Homeland Security. The White House said Friday he helped establish Fortress’ corporate due-diligence program that uses traditional and non-traditional investigative and intelligence …

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Joseph Clancy to Retire as Secret Service Director

U.S. Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy will retire by March 4 after a 29-year career at the agency, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Carol Leonnig writes Clancy confirmed Tuesday he plans to retire for good and move back to his house in Philadelphia. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said Clancy’s resignation presents an opportunity for President …

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Secret Service Implements Cyber & IT Strategy to Boost Agent Mobility

The U.S. Secret Service have begun to implement its first cyber and information technology strategic plan that covers agency goals to develop a network operations security center and bolster mobility for special agents and uniformed officers, Signal Magazine reported Sunday. George Seffers writes Kevin Nally, chief information officer of the Secret Service, finalized the strategy nearly …

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Jane Norberg Promoted as Full-Time SEC Whistleblower Office Head

Jane Norberg, chief of the Securities and Exchange Commission‘s office of the whistleblower, has been promoted to lead the same office on a full-time basis. Norberg came to SEC in 2012 to serve as the first deputy chief of the organization that she also helped establish to intake and review whistleblower tips, evaluate award claims and …

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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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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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