Inside AI Policy

July 22, 2024

DHS chief cites AI risks, opportunities in guidance memo on securing critical infrastructure

By Charlie Mitchell / June 21, 2024

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas cites risks associated with artificial intelligence but also emphasizes the technology’s potential benefits in helping to secure the nation’s critical infrastructure, in a new memo to federal agencies and other stakeholders on implementation of a recent presidential national security memorandum.

Mayorkas includes AI among five key risk areas, saying federal sector risk management agencies and critical infrastructure operators “should integrate relevant risk assessments and DHS guidance into their sector-specific risk assessments and sector-specific risk management...

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