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DHS Cybersecurity Agency Could Get a New Name and a Revamp


Cybersecurity , Legislation

DHS Cybersecurity Agency Could Get a New Name and a Revamp National Protection and Programs Directorate Title Fails to Describe Its Purpose Eric Chabrow (GovInfoSecurity) • December 13, 2017 House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul

What does the title National Protection and Programs Directorate mean to you? It's not so clear, unless you are familiar with the organizational chart of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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When John Kelly became DHS secretary in January, the now White House chief of staff couldn't answer that question after reviewing the department's organizational chart. "What is that? I don't know what that is. I don't know what it means. We've got to fix that," Christopher Krebs, the acting head of the National Protection and Programs Directorate, or NPPD, quoted Kelly at the ISMG Breach Prevention Summit in Washington earlier this year.

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