Kelly speaks on interagency, cyber

Last week future Homeland Security secretary retired Marine General John F. Kelly took questions from members of the Senate Homeland Security Committee. During the hearing, Kelly spoke of his experiences and answered questions from a pre-hearing questionnaire.

On the topic of interagency cooperation, Kelly said “I have no rice bowl,” indicating that he had no interest in an interagency policy fight. In the same vein, Kelly said he would “advocate for accelerating and expanding cooperation not only among the nations in question, but also inside our own interagency” to address illegal immigration in times of humanitarian crisis.

Kelly also answered questions about other DHS issues, including drug trafficking, terrorism, public health threats, border security, and cybersecurity, saying that improving cyber capabilities was a “top priority” for DHS.

For more information on Kelly’s remarks, please follow the links below.
Nomination of General John F. Kelly, USMC (Ret.), to be Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs
DHS nominee Kelly mixes message on department’s cyber role, Fed Scoop


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