Retired four-star Marine Gen. John Kelly faced questions about border security, counterterrorism efforts, and cyber attacks during his confirmation hearing to serve as secretary of homeland security in the administration of Donald Trump.
Donald Trump’s transition team formally announced on Monday that the president-elect had selected retired four-star Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly to lead the Department of Homeland Security.
President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to head the Department of Homeland Security has been warning for some time about Iranian influence along America’s southern border and in South America in another sign that the incoming administration is seeking to tackle the Islamic Republic’s terrorist footprint from its first days in office.
President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly chosen retired Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly to serve as his secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
Preinstalled software discovered on some Android smartphones covertly monitors users, transmitting all text messages and location information to China every 72 hours, according to U.S.-based security contractors.
Each of the 50 states has reportedly reached out to the Department of Homeland Security for help with security at the polls, amid increased worries about Election Day hacks.
The Obama administration has confirmed a large surge of illegal immigrants along America’s southern border less than a month before the presidential election that has thrust the issue onto the national stage.
Half of the states in the country have sought help from the Obama administration in efforts to stop potential election hackers, Politico reports.
Department of Homeland Security head Jeh Johnson informed Americans on Wednesday that the country is likely to suffer more domestic terror attacks, warning that the department cannot make all threats “a priority” and that the likelihood of an extremist “attack is still there,” despite the department’s best efforts.
Johnson, speaking at the Atlantic magazine ideas forum, admitted that DHS sees a range of threats on the homeland, but “can’t say everything is a priority.” He was unable to provide any firm figure quantifying the number of attacks that could be faced in the upcoming months.