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  • DHS Issues Supplemental Instructions For Inbound Flights With Individuals Who Have Been In China

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issues Supplemental Instructions For Inbound Flights With Individuals Who Have Been In China| site |




    DHS says 11 U.S. airports will receive flights carrying passengers from China



    (February 2, 2020) - - Today (February 2, 2020), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – To protect the American people from exposure to the coronavirus, on Sunday, February 2, 2020, the Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf issued instructions supplementing a decision issued on January 31, 2020, and directed all flights from China and all passengers who have traveled to China within the last 14 days to be routed through one of eight U.S. airports, effective Sunday, February 2nd, 2020, for flights departing after 5:00 PM Eastern. Three additional airports will be added to the list of airports authorized to receive such flights beginning at various times
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  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Steps Up REAL ID Education and Awareness Efforts

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Steps Up REAL ID Education and Awareness Efforts| site |



    (January 24, 2020) - - Today (January 24, 2020), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published the following information: WASHINGTON, D.C.- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently sent letters to the Governors of all states, the District of Columbia, and territories asking them to provide DHS with a monthly update of the number of REAL IDs issued by their jurisdictions. The states now report to DHS that they have collectively issued more than 95 million REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and ID cards (34%) out of 276 million total cards. While this is a noteworthy improvement over the 67 million REAL ID-compliant cards (27%) out of a total 249 million total cards previously reported in the fall, DHS urges the American public to get a REAL ID immediately and not wait until the deadline. Importantly, the Department has been increasing its ove...
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  • Congress Passes Legislation Standing Up Cybersecurity Agency in Department of Homeland Security

    Congress Passes Legislation Standing Up Cybersecurity Agency in Department of Homeland Security



    Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) legislation passed


    (November 13, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published the following information: On November 13, the United States House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass legislation creating the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The CISA Act (H.R. 3359), which passed the Senate in October and now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law, would reorganize DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) into a new agency and prioritize its mission as the Federal leader for cyber and physical infrastructure security. “Today’s vote is a significant step to stand up a federal government...
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  • Message from U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen on the 2018 Secretary’s Awards

    Message from U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen on the 2018 Secretary’s Awards



    (November 8, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published the following information: Each year, the Secretary's Awards provide an opportunity to recognize some of the outstanding DHS employees who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in service to our missions. It is a time for us to celebrate their accomplishments, and thank them for their service. Today, I had the distinct honor of presenting these awards to the more than 660 employees who received individual or team awards. These employees and their stories—full of honor, courage, and ingenuity—represent the very best of our Department. It was a pleasure to be joined by other leaders throughout the Department, as well as the families of our honorees, to celebrate their accomplishments. I would like to note, how...
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  • U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security Issue New Asylum Rule

    U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security Issue New Asylum Rule


    Applies President’s authority to suspend entry to asylum


    (November 8, 2018) - - Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen today announced an Interim Final Rule declaring that those aliens who contravene a presidential suspension or limitation on entry into the United States through the southern border with Mexico issued under section 212(f) or 215(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) will be rendered ineligible for asylum. The Acting Attorney General and the Secretary issued the following joint statement: “Consistent with our immigration laws, the President has the broad authority to suspend or restrict the entry of aliens into the United States if he determines it to be in the national interest to do so. Today's rule ...
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  • U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen Statement on National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month

    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen Statement on National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month



    (November 7, 2018) - - U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen released the following statement on President Trump’s Proclamation of November as National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month: “Americans rely on secure and resilient infrastructure to provide access to safe food, reliable electricity and transportation, clean water, and instant communication. These physical and cyber systems—and others across all 16 critical infrastructure sectors—provide the essential services that support and underpin American society. “As the Secretary of Homeland Security, I am committed to strengthening our efforts to protect and secure the infrastructure on which Americans rely, in close partnership with other federal agencies, state...
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  • Joint Statement from the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense

    Joint Statement from the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense


    (October 26, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the following statement: “After receiving a request for assistance from the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Secretary of Defense has approved providing mission-enhancing capabilities to Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) along the Southwest Border (SWB). This assistance is in addition to the previously authorized support to CBP's Operation Guardian Support mission. The DoD will provide Defense Support of Civil Authorities with planning assistance, engineering support (temporary barriers, barricades, and fencing), fixed and rotary wing aviation support to move CBP personnel, medical teams to triage, treat and prepare for commercial transport of patients, command and control facilities,...
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  • Statement From U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen on Recent Mail Bombs

    Statement From U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen on Recent Mail Bombs



    (October 25, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the following statement attributed to DHS Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen:

    “DHS and the U.S. Secret Service are closely coordinating with the FBI on the active investigation and are working with state and local law enforcement to provide updates on the evolving situation. The Department has heightened the security posture at federal facilities around the country and is actively communicating with our National Network of Fusion Centers. I condemn these cowardly acts in the strongest possible terms. Americans will not tolerate these types of threats, and we will not be intimidated.”
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  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issues Waiver to Expedite Border Wall Gate Construction Project in Texas

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issues Waiver to Expedite Border Wall Gate Construction Project in Texas



    Washington, DC - - (October 10, 2018) - - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a waiver to ensure the expeditious construction of gates in existing wall structure near the international border in the state of Texas. The waiver was published in the Federal Register Oct. 10, 2018. This waiver is issued pursuant to authority granted to the Secretary of Homeland Security by Congress. Congress has provided the Secretary of Homeland Security with a number of authorities necessary to carry out DHS’s border security mission. One of these authorities is found at section 102 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, as amended (“IIRIRA”). Section 102(a) of IIRIRA provides that the Secretary of Homeland Security shall take such actions as ...
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  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces Strategy to Protect the Homeland from Electromagnetic Incidents

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces Strategy to Protect the Homeland from Electromagnetic Incidents




    (October 9, 2018) - - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the release of the Strategy for Protecting and Preparing the Homeland against Threats from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) and Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD). The Strategy lays out a clear vision and an approach for DHS to take to protect critical infrastructure and prepare to respond and recover from potentially catastrophic electromagnetic incidents. The Strategy also reflects a consensus Intelligence Community assessment of the EMP threat posed by our nation’s adversaries. Electromagnetic incidents caused by an intentional EMP attack or naturally-occurring GMD events, while unlikely, could cause serious damage to the nation’s critical infrastructure, including the electrical grid, communications eq...
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  • Statement from U.S. Department of Homeland Security Press Secretary on Recent Media Reports of Potential Supply Chain Compromise

    Statement from U.S. Department of Homeland Security Press Secretary on Recent Media Reports of Potential Supply Chain Compromise




    (October 6, 2018) - - Today the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the following information: “The Department of Homeland Security is aware of the media reports of a technology supply chain compromise. Like our partners in the UK, the National Cyber Security Centre, at this time we have no reason to doubt the statements from the companies named in the story. Information and communications technology supply chain security is core to DHS’s cybersecurity mission and we are committed to the security and integrity of the technology on which Americans and others around the world increasingly rely. Just this month – National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – we launched several government-industry initiatives to develop near- and long-te...
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  • U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen Statement on President Trump’s Counterterrorism Strategy

    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen Statement on President Trump’s Counterterrorism Strategy



    (October 5, 2018) - - The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Kirstjen M. Nielsen released the following statement today on President Trump’s National Counterterrorism Strategy: “Since 9/11, the threats to our homeland—and our enemies—continue to evolve. It’s time for our counterterrorism posture to do the same. President Trump’s National Counterterrorism Strategy is the bold framework we need to confront a new age of terror, in which the ‘away game’ and ‘home game’ are now one in the same. “Today our country is fighting terrorists groups, such as ISIS and al-Qaeda, on physical and virtual battlefields. Our enemies are crowd-sourcing their violence and spreading their hate to all corners of the globe, including into our own communitie...
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  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of Energy Meet with Oil and Natural Gas Sector Coordinating Council, Announce Pipeline Cybersecurity Initiative

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of Energy Meet with Oil and Natural Gas Sector Coordinating Council, Announce Pipeline Cybersecurity Initiative


    (October 3, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published the following information: On October 2, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) met with the Oil and Natural Gas Sector Coordinating Council as part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator David Pekoske and National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Under Secretary Christopher Krebs led the meeting alongside Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary Karen Evans and leaders from the oil and natural gas industry. The group discussed ways industry and government can take a more strategic approach to securing pipelines and other critical infrastructure. “The National Risk...
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  • U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen Kicks Off National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen Kicks Off National Cybersecurity Awareness Month



    (October 3, 2018) - - On October 2, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen kicked off National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), with a conversation at the Washington Post’s Cybersecurity Summit. Secretary Nielsen discussed DHS’s continued efforts to secure our nation’s election systems and combat the threats to our cyberspace.
    • The Need for CISA: “The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Act has bipartisan support. It is meant to recognize the importance of the mission that we have at DHS. We are responsible for federal efforts when it comes to both protecting critical infrastructure, working with the owner-operators in private sector, and protecting all those civilian dot govs. To do that, we have to have both a name that indicates that is what we do,
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  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Launches First National “If You See Something, Say Something®” Awareness Day Today

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Launches First National “If You See Something, Say Something®” Awareness Day Today



    (September 25, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published the following information:

    On September 25, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will hosts the national “If You See Something, Say Something®” Awareness Day. The “If You See Something, Say Something®” campaign is calling on citizens and national public and private-sector partners to participate in activities related to the campaign,including:
    • Learning what suspicious activity is, the common indicators of suspicious activity, and how to report suspicious activity.
    • Leading discussions in their communities about how to support the campaign and how they can play a role in keeping their community safe.
    • Using social media to share why it’s important to be vigilant and report
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    DHS Issues Supplemental Instructions For Inbound Flights With Individuals Who Have Been In China
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issues Supplemental Instructions For Inbound Flights With Individuals Who Have Been In China| site |




    DHS says 11 U.S. airports will receive flights carrying passengers from China



    (February 2, 2020) - - Today (February 2, 2020), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – To protect the American people from exposure to the coronavirus, on Sunday, February 2, 2020, the Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf issued instructions supplementing a decision issued on January 31, 2020, and directed all flights from China and all passengers who have traveled to China within the last 14 days to be routed through one of eight U.S. airports, effective Sunday, February 2nd, 2020, for flights departing after 5:00 PM Eastern. Three additional airports will be added to the list of airports authorized to receive such flights beginning at various times
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    02-03-2020, 06:29 AM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Steps Up REAL ID Education and Awareness Efforts
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Steps Up REAL ID Education and Awareness Efforts| site |



    (January 24, 2020) - - Today (January 24, 2020), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published the following information: WASHINGTON, D.C.- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently sent letters to the Governors of all states, the District of Columbia, and territories asking them to provide DHS with a monthly update of the number of REAL IDs issued by their jurisdictions. The states now report to DHS that they have collectively issued more than 95 million REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and ID cards (34%) out of 276 million total cards. While this is a noteworthy improvement over the 67 million REAL ID-compliant cards (27%) out of a total 249 million total cards previously reported in the fall, DHS urges the American public to get a REAL ID immediately and not wait until the deadline. Importantly, the Department has been increasing its ove...
    01-27-2020, 09:34 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Congress Passes Legislation Standing Up Cybersecurity Agency in Department of Homeland Security
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    Congress Passes Legislation Standing Up Cybersecurity Agency in Department of Homeland Security



    Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) legislation passed


    (November 13, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published the following information: On November 13, the United States House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass legislation creating the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The CISA Act (H.R. 3359), which passed the Senate in October and now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law, would reorganize DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) into a new agency and prioritize its mission as the Federal leader for cyber and physical infrastructure security. “Today’s vote is a significant step to stand up a federal government...
    11-15-2018, 02:10 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Message from U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen on the 2018 Secretary’s Awards
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Message from U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen on the 2018 Secretary’s Awards



    (November 8, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published the following information: Each year, the Secretary's Awards provide an opportunity to recognize some of the outstanding DHS employees who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in service to our missions. It is a time for us to celebrate their accomplishments, and thank them for their service. Today, I had the distinct honor of presenting these awards to the more than 660 employees who received individual or team awards. These employees and their stories—full of honor, courage, and ingenuity—represent the very best of our Department. It was a pleasure to be joined by other leaders throughout the Department, as well as the families of our honorees, to celebrate their accomplishments. I would like to note, how...
    11-11-2018, 03:51 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security Issue New Asylum Rule
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security Issue New Asylum Rule


    Applies President’s authority to suspend entry to asylum


    (November 8, 2018) - - Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen today announced an Interim Final Rule declaring that those aliens who contravene a presidential suspension or limitation on entry into the United States through the southern border with Mexico issued under section 212(f) or 215(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) will be rendered ineligible for asylum. The Acting Attorney General and the Secretary issued the following joint statement: “Consistent with our immigration laws, the President has the broad authority to suspend or restrict the entry of aliens into the United States if he determines it to be in the national interest to do so. Today's rule ...
    11-10-2018, 02:35 AM

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