Safeguarding the holiday season. A U.S. Secret Service agent protects President Obama and the First Family during the National Christmas Tree lighting at President’s Park in Washington, D.C.
As Secretary of Homeland Security, I am often asked “who’s responsible within the federal government for cybersecurity? Who in the government do I contact in the event of a cyber incident?”
On May 20, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will travel to New London, Conn., where he will join President Barack Obama and U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft at the 134th Commencement Exercises of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
Today President Obama announced his intent to nominate Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger, the current Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, to be the next Administrator of TSA. I could not be more pleased.
I am pleased that the President has selected Joe Clancy to be the next Director of the U.S. Secret Service. The President and I considered several strong candidates for the position, including those who had never been with the Secret Service. Ultimately, Joe Clancy struck the right balance of familiarity with the Secret Service and its missions, respect from within the workforce, and a demonstrated determination to make hard choices and foster needed change. I am confident Joe will continue this management approach. In the coming days, Joe and I will discuss filling vacant senior positions within the Secret Service with capable individuals able to assist Joe in bringing about long term and sustainable management reforms and changes for that agency.
For Immediate Release DHS Press Office Contact: 202-282-8010 The 2015 National Security Strategy makes it clear that advancing our Nation’s interests in a world of gathering darkness will require a vigilant, patient and robust Department of Homeland Security “to keep the American people safe from terrorist attacks and national hazards while strengthening our national resilience.”
On Monday, February 2, President Obama visited the Department of Homeland Security’s headquarters in Washington, DC, where he spoke about the importance of fully funding the agency for the year ahead. Without an appropriations bill, the Department would be unable to undertake many activities vital to homeland security and public safety.
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On March 24-25, 2014, President Obama joined 52 world leaders and four international organizations in The Hague, Netherlands for the third Nuclear Security Summit, aimed at preventing nuclear terrorism around the globe. The Hague Summit built upon the accomplishments of the two previous Nuclear Security Summits in 2010 and 2012 and focused on three main goals: reducing the amount of dangerous nuclear material in the world; improving the security of all nuclear material and radioactive sources; and improving international cooperation.