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Oct 1

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the kick-off of National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2015. During this month, outreach efforts will aim to increase Americans’ understanding of basic cybersecurity practices to stay safe online and the role each of us plays in keeping cyberspace safe and secure.

Sep 30

In April, I asked the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General to investigate reports of improper access and distribution of information by U.S. Secret Service employees pertaining to Congressman Jason Chaffetz.

Sep 30

/news/2015/09/30/readout-secretary-johnsons-meeting-uk-home-secretary-theresa-mayToday, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson met with UK Home Secretary Theresa May to discuss progress on a range of shared homeland security-related concerns, including counterterrorism efforts, aviation security, collaboration in law enforcement, and information sharing.

Sep 30

I thank the House Homeland Security Committee, in particular Chairman McCaul and Ranking Member Thompson, for their work examining the critical issue of foreign terrorist fighters traveling to Syria and Iraq. The report published by the Committee’s bipartisan task force is an important assessment of how we in the U.S. government can enhance our efforts to counter the foreign terrorist fighter threat. As noted in the report, the Department of Homeland Security has undertaken much of what is recommended.

Sep 29

Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas swears in the newest members to the Homeland Security Advisory Council in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. The new members include (from left to right) former TSA Administrator John Pistole, National Football League Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer Jeffrey Miller, Emerson Collective Managing Director of Immigration Marshall Fitz, and Robert Rose Consulting LLC President Robert Rose.Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas today met with the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) where he discussed a range of homeland security-related issues and swore in the three newest members to HSAC. 

Sep 28

Violent extremism - that which is inspired by foreign terrorist groups and that which is rooted in a range of domestic-based radical ideologies - pose a persistent and unpredictable threat to our homeland. Countering violent extremism has become a key focus of DHS’s work to secure the homeland. Last year I appointed a Department-wide coordinator for our efforts to counter violent extremism. As Secretary of Homeland Security, I am also personally committed to this mission, having traveled to Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, northern Virginia and suburban Maryland to meet with community leaders as part of this effort. We heard many strongly-held views, generated conversations, and built some bridges.

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