From: GSN Daily Insider
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Senate approves two key DHS nominees
Date: Fri Apr 11 13:35:14 MDT 2014
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April 11, 2014 

The Senate has approved two nominees for central DHS posts: Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis Francis X. Taylor and Under Secretary for Science and Technology Dr. Reggie Brothers. "As I have consistently said, filling vacancies at DHS is essential to the continued success of this Department, and today I thank the Senate for confirming President Obama's nominees to two key leadership positions at the Department of Homeland Security," said Jeh Johnson, DHS secretary.


The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Deborah Hersman will give a farewell address at the upcoming National Press Club Speakers breakfast on April 21 in Washington, D.C. She will step down from her position as NTSB Chairman to serve as CEO and President of the National Safety Council. Her career at the NTSB began in 2004 when President Bush appointed her to serve as a board member. Hersman has served as the NTSB chairman since 2009 and held the position for three terms. 



Former U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. James Miller has accepted a position on Endgame Inc.'s advisory board. Endgame is an Arlington, VA based Security Intelligence and Analytics firm. Dr. Miller served as the U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy from 2012-2014. "I'm excited to have the opportunity to engage with Endgame's leadership as the company works to develop new ways to help strengthen cyber security," said Dr. Miller. More 



The University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT), home to a major center on hardware security, and Comcast have announced the establishment of the Center of Excellence for Security Innovation (CSI) at UConn. The center unites the expertise of researchers within UConn's existing Center for Hardware Assurance, Security, and Engineering (CHASE) and Comcast's leadership in Internet systems security to develop robust detection systems and analytical tools to ensure that the computer chips and other hardware components vital to Internet broadband systems are shielded from malicious attacks, unauthorized access, and faulty or counterfeit products.



Secure Identity & Biometrics Association announces its board of directors


The Washington-based Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA), a non-profit that encourages the use of solutions that protect and secure identity across private and public platforms, has announced its board members. The new SIBA board represents proven expertise in identity management and biometric solutions, high technology government relations and commercialization, and the defense, intelligence, and homeland security communities.

"I am so pleased with the diverse and highly relevant experience on the SIBA board," said Janice Kephart, SIBA CEO. More    


The Heartbleed Internet security breach has left millions of Americans at risk because they trusted their personal information to what they thought were secure websites. SAIFE is providing a government tested secure routing service for the Internet. More


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