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DHS Announces New Cybersecurity Requirements for Surface Transportation Owners and Operators

DHS’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced two new Security Directives and additional guidance for voluntary measures to strengthen cybersecurity across the transportation sector in response to the ongoing cybersecurity threat to surface transportation systems and associated infrastructure. These actions are among several steps DHS is taking to increase the cybersecurity of U.S. critical infrastructure.

DHS Announces Funding Opportunity for $1.87 Billion in Preparedness Grants

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced the release of the funding notice for eight different types of preparedness grants worth nearly $1.87 billion. Together, these programs provide more than $1.8 billion in critical funding to assist our state and local partners in building and sustaining capabilities to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism and other disasters.

Remarks By Secretary Of Homeland Security Jeh C. Johnson On Nationwide Rail Security Efforts – As Delivered

I would like to thank TSA Administrator Pete Neffenger, Amtrak Police Chief Polly Hanson, and Chief Ron Pavlik of the Washington Metro Area Transit Police for joining me here today. We’re here at Union Station to talk about rail safety. Rail safety is a shared endeavor between federal, state, and local authorities as well as the rail industry itself. An important part of rail safety is on display here today.

Partnership Key to Reducing Risk in Rail

Risk management and stakeholder engagement are key elements of TSA's surface transportation initiatives. Unlike in aviation, where TSA has employees performing security functions, we utilize stakeholder partnerships, grant funding and rulemaking to enhance security in surface modes.

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