Department of Homeland Security

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 24: Jeh Johnson, Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, speaks onstage during the 2019 Concordia Annual Summit – Day 2 at Grand Hyatt New York on September 24, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Leigh Vogel/Getty Images for Concordia Summit)

Lack of talent — not organization — plagues CISA, says Jeh Johnson

Recent substantial cyberattacks have lawmakers questioning CISA's place within DHS, but the cyber workforce is the bigger issue, said one former DHS secretary.
Smart Female IT Programer Working on Desktop Computer in Data Center System Control Room. Team of Young Professionals Doing Code Programming

DHS is rebalancing cyber support contracts

The Department of Homeland Security wants to ensure its workforce has the skills needed to respond to evolving threats.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan addresses the media during a press conference about trade and travel matters at John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York City, Feb. 13, 2018. U.S. Customs and Border Protection photo

DHS lacks a cyber workforce strategy four years later

Without proper staffing and training, the department can't be sure federal systems are secure, according to the Office of Inspector General.