Discuss terrorism, cybersecurity, and emergency management

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen today met with the Council of Governors. Secretary Nielsen was joined by officials from the White House and the Department of Defense, as well as Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long and U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul F. Zukunft. The group discussed protecting the American people from threats including terrorism and cyberattacks, and our collective response to natural disasters.

“DHS continues to work closely with state officials to combat the persistent and evolving threats facing our nation,” said Secretary Nielsen. “First responders and state officials are often the first line of defense when it comes to keeping our communities safe. Whether it is a cyber intrusion, natural disaster, or a terrorist incident, we are fortunate to have strong state partners to help protect Americans from these dangers. I thank them for their leadership and commitment.”