Tags Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Senate investigation finds agencies 'unprepared' to protect Americans' data

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 year ago

Lessons from the 2015 OPM hack still haven’t been heeded, according to a Senate subcommittee.

U.S. officials say supply-chain threat is 'very real' regardless of Bloomberg story accuracy

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 years ago

Senators sought answers from the DHS and FBI head about a reported widespread supply chain attack, as well as foreign election interference.

DHS steadily moving state-by-state on election security outreach

by Carten Cordell • 3 years ago

A DHS official says the department is on track to assess states' risk of cyberattack over the next few months.

DHS nominee Kirstjen Nielsen gets committee nod 11-4

by Shaun Waterman • 3 years ago

The nomination now moves onto the full Senate despite concerns from Democrats on the committee.

DHS nomination vote postponed again amid ethics violation allegations

by Shaun Waterman • 3 years 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 • 3 years 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.

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