Security US bans Kaspersky software from government agencies The Department of Homeland Security says it's worried the Moscow-based company might be vulnerable to Russian government influence. Vyacheslav Prokofyev The Trump Administration has ordered federal agencies to remove Kaspersky Lab products from government computers over concerns the Moscow-based cybersecurity software company might be vulnerable to Russian government influence.
Details[ edit ] This presidential directive defines the "national essential functions" of the federal government, specifies "continuity requirements" for the departments and agencies in the federal government's executive branchand "provides guidance for state, local, territorial, and tribal governmentsand private sector organizations.
It also provides for a National Continuity Coordinator who will oversee the "development and implementation of federal continuity policies. It does not specify who has the power to declare the emergency over. The directive further says that, in the case of such an emergency, the new position of "National Continuity Coordinator" would be filled by the assistant to the president for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism this position was held under the Bush Administration by Frances Townsenduntil her resignation on November 19,and Kenneth L.
Wainstein ;  this position is currently held on an interim basis by Rob Joyce. The directive ends by describing a number of "annexes", of which Annex A is described as being not classified but which does not appear on the directive's Web page: This directive and the information contained herein shall be protected from unauthorized disclosure, provided that, except for Annex A, the Annexes attached to this directive are classified and shall be accorded appropriate handling, consistent with applicable Executive Orders.
Reception[ edit ] The signing of this Directive was generally not covered by the mainstream U. While similar executive security directives have been issued by previous presidents, with their texts kept secret, this is the first to be made public in part.
After receiving concerned communications from constituents, in July U. Representative and Homeland Security Committee member Peter DeFazio made an official request to examine the classified Continuity Annexes described above in a secure "bubbleroom" in the United States Capitolbut his request was denied by the White Housewhich cited "national security concerns.
He was quoted as saying, "We're talking about the continuity of the government of the United States of America I would think that would be relevant to any member of Congress, let alone a member of the Homeland Security Committee.The National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive (National Security Presidential Directive NSPD 51/Homeland Security Presidential Directive HSPD, sometimes called simply "Executive Directive 51" for short), signed by President of the United States George W.
Bush on May 4, , is a Presidential Directive establishing a. The Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD) is the directive that was issued for "Policy for a Common Identification Standard for . Abstract and Full Copy Homeland Security Presidential Directive Policy for a Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and Contractors.
Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7 establishes a national policy for Federal departments and agencies to identify and prioritize critical infrastructure and to protect them from terrorist attacks. Homeland Security Presidential Directive [Classified] [open html - 29 KB] Alternate Title: HSPD [Classified] National Security Presidential Directive 46/Homeland Security Presidential Directive 15, known as the "War on Terror" directive is reported to be a directive that will clarify and coordinate the role of government agencies in the.
Section 1. Purpose. Interior enforcement of our Nation’s immigration laws is critically important to the national security and public safety of the United States. Many aliens who illegally enter.