The Department of Homeland Security is a federal executive department established in 2002 in response to the September 11th terrorist attacks. DHS was formed by combining twenty-two existing federal... more +
The Department of Homeland Security is a federal executive department established in 2002 in response to the September 11th terrorist attacks. DHS was formed by combining twenty-two existing federal departments and agencies. The consolidation was aimed at creating a better integrated, more effective organization to respond to terrorist attacks and other varied threats facing the United States and its territories.
Where Does the Cybersecurity Executive Order Hit and Miss the Mark?
It has been a busy few weeks here at the White House. Last Friday, the President met with leaders from the faith community to discuss the need to fix the broken immigration system, focusing on the growing consensus building...more
The Obama Administration has long expressed concerns about the vulnerability of America’s critical infrastructure to cyber-attack. On February 12, 2012, the day of the President’s State of the Union address, the...more
During his State of the Union address on February 12, 2013, President Barack Obama announced his signing of a long-anticipated Executive Order on cybersecurity. After months of discussions with technology companies the...more
On February 12, 2013, President Obama signed an Executive Order (the Order) intended to enhance the cybersecurity of the country's critical infrastructure. According to the Order, "[t]he cyber threat to critical...more
On February 12, 2013, President Obama issued a long-anticipated Executive Order concerning cybersecurity entitled Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. The Executive Order marks a major milestone in the Federal...more
As President Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union speech to Congress on February 12, 2013, he simultaneously issued a highly anticipated Executive Order (“the Order”) focused on improving cybersecurity in the United...more
On February 12, 2012, President Obama signed an Executive Order as well as a complementary Presidential Policy Directive intended to improve the flow of information and cyber-threat intelligence between government agencies...more
Immediately following the failure of the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, we had Steptoe & Johnson’s Stewart Baker join us on LXBN TV. Baker, formerly General Counsel for the National Security Agency and the first Assistant...more
The long-awaited cybersecurity executive order (EO), which will ultimately establish national cybersecurity standards for critical infrastructure, was issued by President Obama on February 12, 2013. At the same time, the...more
On February 12, President Obama signed a much-anticipated cybersecurity executive order intended to “enhance the security and resilience” of U.S. critical infrastructure. The executive order is very similar to a draft leaked...more
On February 12, 2013, President Barack Obama signed an ExecutiveOrder on cybersecurity designed to defend the nation's critical infrastructure. By passing Congress — which could not agree on a legislative proposal — the...more
Last night, President Obama signed a long-anticipated Executive Order, "Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity," which directs the federal government to share cyberthreat information with the owners of systems that...more
The White House issued a long-awaited Executive Order (EO) “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” which directs the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other agencies to quickly advance efforts to...more
On February 12, 2013, President Obama signed both an executive order and a presidential directive that together set forth the administration’s approach to two key cybersecurity related issues: (i) regulating critical...more
President Obama yesterday issued an Executive Order to address the growing cyber threat to the Nation’s “critical infrastructure,” a term broadly defined to potentially cover natural gas and oil pipelines, storage sites and...more
On February 12, 2013, President Barack Obama issued the long awaited cybersecurity Executive Order, which will establish national cybersecurity standards for critical infrastructure. This cybersecurity Executive Order was...more
During the State of the Union address, President Obama announced that he had signed and issued an Executive Order on cybersecurity.
The Executive Order calls for cooperation and information sharing between the private...more
This has been an exciting week.
Last Tuesday President Obama traveled to Nevada to redouble our Administration’s efforts to work with Congress on commonsense reform to fix our broken immigration system so...more
In this edition of the newsletter, you will read about the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) recent publication of its Final Rule to support family unity during waiver process; and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration...more
The Obama Administration has cracked down on illegal immigration, spending more money on immigration enforcement than on all other federal law enforcement agencies combined in the last fiscal year, according to a The...more
To ensure that your request is accepted for processing, it is important that you review your entire request package before you file with USCIS. A consultation with an experienced immigration attorney is highly recommended to...more
President Obama and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that certain foreign nationals who were brought to the U.S. before the age of 16, and who were under age 31 as of June 15, 2012, can...more
Immigrants who are part of stable, same-sex couples in the United States will face a lower chance of deportation if the policies of the Department of Homeland Security and the Obama administration are actually written down....more
Official Application Instructions from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act (the “DREAM Act”) was first introduced to Congress in August 2001. The...more
“About a year ago, John Morton, who is in charge of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Division of the Department of Homeland Security, passed through what was called the Prosecutorial Discretion Memorandum. It...more
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