Tags Department of Homeland Security

Wyden asks White House to get more involved in boosting election cybersecurity

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 5 days ago

Wyden says leaving the matter to states "is irresponsible and a total abdication of the federal government’s primary role in matters of national security."

Senator questions DHS about surveillance technology used in U.S. by foreign spies

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 3 weeks ago

A Senator is asking for the agency to provide information about foreign surveillance on U.S. soil.

U.S. CERT issues report on remote hacking tool used by North Korea

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 month ago

"North Korea keeps trying to find ways to come in under threshold deterrence, response, retaliation," one expert said.

DHS nomination vote postponed again amid ethics violation allegations

by Shaun Waterman • 1 month ago

A Senate committee vote on the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen to be the next secretary of Homeland Security has been postponed a third time amid ethics concerns and requests by Democrats for a second hearing.

Watchdog complains about consultant helping Nielsen's DHS confirmation

by Shaun Waterman • 1 month ago

A nonprofit government ethics watchdog is calling for an investigation into potential violations of federal laws and ethics regulations by DHS Nominee Kirstjen Nielsen, following CyberScoop reports that a consultant representing companies with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake had volunteered to help run her confirmation preparation.

Senate Dems want second confirmation hearing for DHS secretary nominee Nielsen

by Shaun Waterman • 1 month ago

Democrats on the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee have questions after a report that the acting DHS secretary was being pushed out.

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