The Department of Homeland Security will conduct a comprehensive assessment of the H1-B visa program, the department’s top cybersecurity official said Monday.
The Department of State is also conducting a cybersecurity review of the visa program and is working with the private sector to assess vulnerabilities and vulnerabilities trends.
It is expected to be completed in the coming weeks.
Secretary of Homeland Gen. Tom Bossert said the DHS will conduct an assessment on the visa issuance program.
“It will be a comprehensive look at the H-1B Visa program,” he said.
He said the assessment will be conducted by the Office of the Secretary of Homeland Defense and the Office on Government Accountability.
Bossert did not provide specifics about what type of vulnerabilities were identified or what steps the DHS is taking to address them.
We are looking at a number of different threats and I can tell you, we are working on a number, Bossert added.
President Donald Trump announced in January that the DHS would conduct a national security assessment of H1Bs visa program.
It is a program that has been in place for decades, and it is used to fill in the gaps in government recruitment and training.