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DHS leaders push cybersecurity risk assessment program for critical infrastructure companies
The program comes as DHS has moved to rid networks of products that could be used for nation-state led surveillance.
Election cybersecurity should be priority for new DHS secretary, senators say
The letter is the latest in a trend of calls from lawmakers for the federal government to be more involved in election cybersecurity. The senators argue that there needs to be more coordination between state and federal agencies to protect elections from cyberattacks.
Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed as Homeland Security Secretary
Nielsen's confirmation comes despite criticism on her relative lack of leadership experience, independence and ethics that hampered her nomination process.
DHS nominee Kirstjen Nielsen gets committee nod 11-4
The nomination now moves onto the full Senate despite concerns from Democrats on the committee.
DHS nomination vote postponed again amid ethics violation allegations
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
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.