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May 1

The Law Enforcement United Bike Riders kick off their 800-mile, 8-day bike ride The Law Enforcement United Bike Riders kick off their 800-mile, 8-day bike ride from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia to Washington, D.C. to commemorate the upcoming National Police Week. Riding in honor of officers who have died in the line of duty, the LEU Bike Riders are made up of active duty and retired law enforcement from across 12 states.

May 1

Every day, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plays a role in combating domestic violence and sexual assault, and seeks to be a productive partner in working to prevent violence against women. In conjunction with National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, today the DHS Council on Combating Violence Against Women released a comprehensive DHS Resource Guide which provides summaries and links to programs, initiatives, training materials, and services that can be leveraged by communities across the country to combat these types of heinous crimes.

May 1

As I have stated previously, flood insurance policyholders who are the victims of Hurricane Sandy deserve every dollar they are owed from their insurers. FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate and I are both determined that FEMA support this effort. Today, I can report that thanks to the hard work of Administrator Fugate and Deputy Associate Administrator for Federal Insurance Brad Kieserman, we are making significant progress to resolve the Sandy National Flood Insurance Program claims that are now in litigation.

Apr 30

Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Blue Campaign, the unified voice for the Department’s efforts to combat human trafficking, held its semi-annual stakeholder engagement alongside the Department of Education. The event brought together federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, schools, and private industry partners to raise awareness of human trafficking in middle schools, high schools, and colleges, and to identify opportunities for collaboration in our shared anti-human trafficking efforts.

Apr 28

Today President Obama announced his intent to nominate Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger, the current Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, to be the next Administrator of TSA. I could not be more pleased.

Apr 24

The Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC) recently celebrated three years of service to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Formed in March 2012, the HSAAC is comprised of a diverse group of university presidents, academic leaders, and interagency partners who advise the Secretary and senior leadership on matters related to homeland security and the academic community. Across the Council, members provide guidance on student and recent graduate recruitment; international students; academic research and faculty exchange; campus resilience; homeland security academic programs; and cybersecurity.

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