The secret is out: DHS launches state-local network

The Homeland Security Department is deploying a new “secret” data network to pass classified information to hundreds of state and local officials, DHS officers said at a congressional hearing today.

The Homeland Security Information Network-Secret (HSIN-Secret) is an “immediate, inexpensive and temporary approach to reach state and local homeland security and law enforcement sites that can receive secret-level information,” Matthew Broderick, director of the Homeland Security Operations Center, said in testimony today to the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment. Full Story

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