We came across an interesting article regarding the Department of Homeland Security and the realignment of their cybersecurity office. It’s a few days old but might be useful for those that missed it. It’s interesting that they added two new divisions, expanding from three divisions to five. The five cybersecurity divisions are now as follows:
- Federal Network Security
- Network Security Deployment
- National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center
- The Stakeholder Engagement and Cyber Infrastructure Resilience Division
- Office of Emergency Communications
The Homeland Security Department’s Office of Cybersecurity and Communications is expanding to five divisions from three and creating a performance-management office.
DHS is reorganizing CS&C in light of its increased responsibilities and improved stature in the federal and private sector cyber communities.
“Our new structure will result in an organization more capable of agile operations; of forming stronger partnerships; and of professionally, efficiently, and effectively enhancing the security, resiliency, and reliability of the nation’s cyber and communications infrastructure,” wrote Mike Locatis, the assistant secretary of the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, in an internal memo obtained by Federal News Radio. “This realignment also centralizes common support functions of budget, finance, and acquisitions, information management and human capital.”
What do you think about the DHS cybersecurity realignment? Post your comments below. Today’s post pic is from JonathanTurley.org.