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DHS Unveils National Risk Management Centre

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Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen said that the U.S. Department of of Homeland Security (DHS) has launched The National Risk Management Centre, a joint center housed within DHS that will enable the private sector and government to collaborate and devise solutions to reduce risk to critical infrastructure.

Announced at the DHS National Cybersecurity Summit today in New York City, the new center will focus on three things:First to Identify, assess, and prioritize efforts to reduce risks to national critical functions, which enable national and economic security;Second to collaborate on the development of risk management strategies and approaches to manage risks to national functions; and third to coordinate integrated cross-sector risk management activities.

According to the DHS, the center will lead a series of activities that will help “define what is truly critical; create the frameworks by which government and industry collectively manage risk; and initiate specific cross-sector activities to address known threats.”

Notable attendees and participants at the Summit include, Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, FBI Director Christopher Wray, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency General Paul M. Nakasone.

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