Secret Service

Members of the Secret Service arrive to board Air Force One to escort US President Donald Trump at Andrews Air Force Base May 4, 2017 in Maryland. Image credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images.

Former federal officials question Secret Service records retention policy following deletion of Jan. 6 texts

The deletion of Secret Service phone records around the time of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot raises wider questions about the collection of staff cell phone data…
Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Kathleen H. Hicks speaks to the National War College virtually from the Pentagon Press Briefing Room, Washington, D.C., March 19, 2021. (DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders)

Hicks reinforces DOD record-retention policies after allegations of Jan. 6 text message deletions

Hicks published a memo reinforcing existing DOD record-retention policies around text messages and calling on the CIO to take action to ensure data is captured when devices…
Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y.
Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., speaks during a House Oversight Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing at the U.S. Capitol on October 7, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Bill Clark-Pool/Getty Images)

Lawmakers blast DHS watchdog for abandoning Jan. 6 Secret Service investigation and covering it up

“The Committees have obtained new evidence that your office may have secretly abandoned efforts to collect text messages from the Secret Service more than a year ago."
WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 12: U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), Chair of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol, takes questions from the media after the committee’s seventh hearing. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Lawmakers call on DHS watchdog to step aside from Jan. 6 Secret Service investigation

Carolyn Maloney, D-NY and Bennie Thompson, D-MS, say Joseph Cuffari failed to notify Congress that the Secret Service had refused for months to comply with the watchdog’s…
Jeh Johnson, Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, speaks onstage during the 2019 Concordia Annual Summit – Day 2 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.