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Senators urged to question DHS nominee Nielsen's management experience

by Shaun Waterman • 1 month ago

There's one topic many observers are hoping the Senate Homeland Committee will ask about: whether Nielsen has padded her resume based on her time as DHS chief of staff.

'Sherpa' leading Nielsen DHS confirmation effort is lobbyist tied to agency contractors

by Shaun Waterman • 1 month ago

A lobbyist working for companies that have business in front of DHS is prepping Kirstjen Nielsen for her confirmation hearings — an unprecedented role that's causing consternation among some administration officials.

Former officials buck White House adviser's comments about government hacking

by Chris Bing • 3 months ago

A top White House official says the U.S. government cannot rely on offensive cyber operations to deter foreign hackers from attacking American computer networks.

Justice Department waves legislative stick at tech sector over encryption

by Shaun Waterman • 4 months ago

It's the first time the Trump administration has suggested it might try to impose a legislative solution to the problem law enforcement faces of increased use of end-to-end encryption.

Trump budget would decimate DHS's scientific research arm

by Shaun Waterman • 7 months ago

The Trump administration's budget plan calls for large, painful cuts to the Department of Homeland Security's scientific research and development programs. Critics say it will hamper DHS's ability to develop cybersecurity technologies.

Trump will call for private sector war on botnets, aide says

by Shaun Waterman • 9 months ago

One of the president's early cybersecurity actions will be a public call for internet companies to collaborate to stop the massive networks of compromised computer hardware weaponized by hackers.

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