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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.

Democrats call for watchdog to probe 'glitzy' DHS nomination party

by Shaun Waterman • 2 months ago

The inspector general at the Department of Homeland Security should investigate a "glitzy ceremony" held to celebrate the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen as DHS secretary, says the top Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee.

Bossert doubtful on 'cyber moonshot,' preferring to focus on risk management

by Shaun Waterman • 2 months ago

The problem with a "moonshot" is that it implies an end-state where the goal has been reached, White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert said Tuesday.

Bossert promises new national cybersecurity strategy

by Shaun Waterman • 2 months ago

Trump administration officials are working on a new national cybersecurity strategy, building on the president's executive order earlier this year, homeland security adviser Tom Bossert said Tuesday.

The Trump administration is looking for its 'cyber moonshot'

by Shaun Waterman • 2 months ago

The hunt is on for a single national target that will be a game-changer in online security. But don't hold your breath, it's probably not coming soon.

OMB stakes out central role in cyber, IT modernization

by Shaun Waterman • 7 months ago

The agency is at the hinge where several important IT initiatives meet the federal budgeting process, explained acting federal CIO Margie Graves.

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