Lawmakers Urge New National Security Adviser to Restore White House Cyber Coordinator – Nextgov

A pair of lawmakers demanded the Trump administration’s new national security adviser reinstate an executive-level cybersecurity position that his predecessor John Bolton eliminated last year. Soon after President Trump tapped the State Department chief hostage negotiator Robert O’Brien to take over as national security adviser on Tuesday, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Rep. Bennie Thompson, […]

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Who is Katie Waldman? Mike Pence's new press secretary is dating Trump adviser Stephen Miller and worked under Kristjen Nielsen – Newsweek

Vice President Mike Pence has reportedly hired a new press secretary who was a spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and happens to be dating President Donald Trump’s senior adviser Stephen Miller. Pence’s new press secretary, Katie Waldman, previously served as deputy press secretary under former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and defended […]

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DHS seeks connection with Maryland small businesses – Homeland Preparedness News

© Shutterstock Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program operators are seeking to meet with Maryland-area small businesses to help address homeland security challenges. Entities in the research and development domain are encouraged to attend Friday’s session, will be conducted at the University of Maryland Riggs Alumni Center in conjunction with […]

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Border Patrol to begin screening migrant families – Los Angeles Times

Border Patrol agents are beginning to screen migrant families for “credible fear” instead of highly trained asylum officers who are charged with determining whether applicants qualify for U.S. protection, the Los Angeles Times has learned. The first Border Patrol agents arrived last week to start training at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, […]

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Top Homeland Security Lawyer Fired in Latest Shake-Up – ticklethewire.com

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com Shake-ups continue at the Department of Homeland Security with Tuesday’s departure of John Mitnick, the agency’s general counsel. The White House fired Mitnick, who oversaw 2,500 lawyers at the agency, The New York Times reports. “We thank John for this service, and we wish him well,” a DHS spokesperson said in a […]

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Analysis | The Cybersecurity 202: Lawmakers want to bring back top White House cybersecurity post – The Washington Post

House Homeland Security Committee chairman Bennie Thompson, D- Miss. THE KEY With a new official set to take the reins of the Trump White House’s national security strategy, some Democratic lawmakers are pushing for cybersecurity to get more top-level attention. Just hours after President Trump named former hostage negotiator Robert C. O’Brien as his new […]

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Cuccinelli emerging as Trump's leading voice on immigration – Chicago Tribune

Lady Liberty, constructed in this case of paper-mâché, stands about 7-feet-tall or so in the corner of the office of Ken Cuccinelli , the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. It overlooks Massachusetts Avenue from floor-to-ceiling windows. It wasn’t a gift. It was meant to shame him. Protesters left it outside the agency’s […]

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