Senate Confirms Krebs as DHS Undersecretary

The Senate late yesterday confirmed Christopher Krebs as undersecretary–national protection and programs at the Department of Homeland Security.  As senior official in DHS’s National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Mr. Krebs had been performing the duties of the vacant post.  He previously was director–cybersecurity policy at Microsoft Corp. and worked at DHS as a policy adviser during the George W. Bush administration.  Sen. Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) recently dropped a hold he had placed on Mr. Krebs’s confirmation over DHS’s withholding of information regarding the use of cell-site simulators (TR Daily, May 24).

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