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Valerie M. Cofield

Valerie M. Cofield serves as the Chief Strategy Officer of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Ms. Cofield serves as the principal policy and strategic adviser to CISA leadership and senior management, integrating strategy across all the organization’s mission areas and ensuring policy, strategy, and operational consistency throughout the agency.

Risks Telecommunications Central Offices

This infographic identifies the risks associated with physical, cyber, utilities and services, and network resilience of telecommunications central office services as well as potential mitigations to improve telecommunication resiliency. It is meant to facilitate constructive and meaningful dialogue between service providers and their customers in critical infrastructure and Federal, State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (FSLTT) governments on how to lower the risk to their facilities from physical and cyber threats.

Felicia A. Purifoy

Felicia A. Purifoy serves as the Chief Human Capital Officer for the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Purifoy was appointed as a member of the Senior Executive Service in 2014 and has been employed with the federal government for more than35 years.

CISA Launches a Space Systems Critical Infrastructure Working Group

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) today announced the formation of a Space Systems Critical Infrastructure Working Group, a mix of government and industry members that will identify and develop strategies to minimize risks to space systems that support the nation’s critical infrastructure. The
Last Published Date: May 13, 2021

CISA and State and Local Officials Host Virtual Exercise to Strengthen San Antonio’s Resilience to Widespread Flooding

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) held a virtual tabletop exercise Tuesday and Wednesday with state and local emergency managers and other government officials, public utilities, business and community leaders to discuss the San Antonio area’s preparedness and resilience for significant flooding brought on by severe storms in the region.
Last Published Date: May 12, 2021

Tarek Abboushi

Tarek Abboushi is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and oversees all aspects of the Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) process.

5G Potential Threat Vectors

CISA, in coordination with the National Security Agency, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, as part of the Enduring Security Framework (ESF)—a cross-sector, public-private working group—released a Potential Threat Vectors to 5G Infrastructure paper. This paper identifies and assesses risks and vulnerabilities introduced by 5G.