Trump’s DHS pick urges more coordination on cyberthreats



President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Homeland Security chief wants to forge closer ties with the private sector in the cyber arena.

Gen. John F. Kelly (Ret.), a more than four-decade veteran of the Marine Corps, appeared this week before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee for his confirmation hearing, the second of Trump’s appointees to begin that process.

In his testimony on cybersecurity, Kelly noted the challenges of keeping pace with an ever-evolving spate of threats from a variety of actors, and stressed the importance of the government coordinating its defense efforts and intelligence with the private-sector firms that could be targeted by attackers.

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