On November 16, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2018. This landmark legislation elevates the mission of the former National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) within DHS and establishes the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
If my fellow Journalists in Washington,White House and those who keep a tab on U.S. Politics in general and Homeland Security in particular will agree with me that President Trump is following the footsteps of 43rd President of USA and his party mate George W Bush. The creation of CISA ,the reforms in NASA and setting up new goals for NASA to return human voyage to Mars are very much similar steps to that of President Bush's NASA New Millennium Program,Reviving CIA and FBI,Setting up almost one dozen new Security Agencies under the nose of White House and Pentagon which not only strengthened USA's security but prevented any further 9/11 like attacks on US soil.
As a Journalist who has been writing for past 20 years I strongly feel that it was none other than President Bush who started a grand and all out war on terrorism by all the means and methods. By deploying military across sensitive regions,by debating in parliaments and thus initiating a global discussion on his new coined term " War on Terror".
Now when President Trump has won mid term polls I believe that he will focus to regulate media which even Bush did not do except a couple of occasions,strengthening Military and deploying it at all sensitive locales, strengthening agencies both CIA,FBI and two dozen more under the nose of White house and creating few more either by merging few or as a new brainchild of his administration.Very soon his administration will realize that USA need to face China as China is playing the same role which farmer USSR had played during Cold War Era.Its not Russia with which President Trump needs to worry but the Dragon.
And CISA is just a begining.
CISA leads the national effort to defend critical infrastructure against the threats of today, while working with partners across all levels of government and in the private sector to secure against the evolving risks of tomorrow.
The name CISA brings recognition to the work being done, improving its ability to engage with partners and stakeholders, and recruit top cybersecurity talent.
What Does CISA Do?
CISA is responsible for protecting the Nation’s critical infrastructure from physical and cyber threats. This mission requires effective coordination and collaboration among a broad spectrum of government and private sector organizations.
Proactive Cyber Protection
CISA's National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) provides 24x7 cyber situational awareness, analysis, incident response and cyber defense capabilities to the Federal government; state, local, tribal and territorial governments; the private sector and international partners.
CISA provides cybersecurity tools, incident response services and assessment capabilities to safeguard the ‘.gov’ networks that support the essential operations of partner departments and agencies.
CISA coordinates security and resilience efforts using trusted partnerships across the private and public sectors, and delivers training, technical assistance, and assessments to federal stakeholders as well as to infrastructure owners and operators nationwide.
CISA provides consolidated all-hazards risk analysis for U.S. critical infrastructure through the National Risk Management Center.
CISA enhances public safety interoperable communications at all levels of government, providing training, coordination, tools and guidance to help partners across the country develop their emergency communications capabilities.
Working with stakeholders across the country, CISA conducts extensive, nationwide outreach to support and promote the ability of emergency response providers and relevant government officials to continue to communicate in the event of natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters.
Welcome to the Trump World........
(Ratnesh Dwivedi is India born Academic,Journalist and Interdisciplinary who is currently engaged as Associate Professor of Journalism in School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Institute of Management Studies,Noida and has been writing for International Platforms for past 20 years).