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CFATS Role First Responders

Including first responders when developing an emergency plan and conducting exercises establishes relationships and helps ensure that chemical facilities have appropriate security measures in place in the event of a chemical incident.

White House Cybersecurity Workforce Executive Order Bolsters U.S. Frontline Defenses, Aids Job Creation

On May 2, President Trump signed an Executive Order directing the federal government to take critical steps to strengthen America’s cybersecurity workforce. Importantly, the Executive Order will enhance mobility of our country’s frontline cybersecurity practitioners, support the development of their skills to encourage excellence in the field, and help ensure the United States keeps its competitive edge in cybersecurity. The United States currently has a shortage of 300,000 cybersecurity practitioners.

Secretary Nielsen Statement on Executive Order to Protect the U.S. from Electromagnetic Pulse Attacks

On March 26, President Donald J. Trump signed the Executive Order on Coordinating National Resilience to Electromagnetic Pulses, the first-ever comprehensive whole-of-government policy to build resilience and protect against electromagnetic pulses, or EMPs, which are temporary electromagnetic signals that can disrupt, degrade, and damage technology and critical infrastructure systems across large areas.

Written testimony of NPPD for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Protection and House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats & Capabilities hearing regarding Interagency Cyber Cooperation

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Office of Cybersecurity and Communication Assistant Secretary Jeanette Manfra addresses DHS’ ongoing and collaborative efforts to strengthen the cybersecurity of the Nation’s critical infrastructure.

CFATS EO13650

On August 1, 2013, the EO 13650 directed the federal government to improve the safety and security of chemical facilities and reduce the risks of hazardous chemicals to workers and communities.  Under this order, DHS undertook a number of actions, including establishment of the IP Gateway.

Resources EPA DHS

This fact sheet explains the chemical data available to law enforcement, first responders, and other stakeholders to help with planning, incident preparedness, and response efforts to chemical incidents in their communities.

CFATS IPGateway

This fact sheet explains how DHS uses the IP Gateway to share certain CFATS data elements to improve coordination and information sharing with State and local governments, and community stakeholders.

Written testimony of NPPD for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity & IP, and House Oversight & Government Reform Subcommittee on Information Security hearing titled “CDM: Government Perspectives on Security and Modernization”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS ) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Office of Cybersecurity and Communications Network Security Deployment Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation Program Manager Kevin Cox addresses the state of federal cybersecurity, and DHS’ critical role in safeguarding and securing cyberspace.

Written testimony of MGMT Under Secretary, and CBP for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing titled “Bang for the Border Security Buck: What do we get for $33 billion?”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Management Directorate (MGMT) Under Secretary Claire Grady, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Deputy Commissioner Ronald Vitiello address how the right mix of technology, infrastructure and personnel enable DHS to achieve strategic and operational border security objectives.

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