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Apr 17

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today announced the appointment of five new members to the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC). The HSAC is comprised of experts from state, local and tribal governments, emergency and first responder communities, academia and the private sector who provide recommendations and advice to the Secretary of Homeland Security on a variety of homeland security issues.

Apr 16

The Department of Homeland Security plays a critical role in enforcing trade laws that protect the public health and safety of American consumers. Every day, DHS personnel serving at our nation’s border facilitate billions of dollars in imports and exports and help ensure that American businesses get the benefit of all the economic opportunities the United States has negotiated over the years. From this unique vantage point, we recognize the importance of comprehensive, enforceable trade agreements to global trade and national economic competitiveness.

Apr 16

Today the Senate confirmed Russell C. Deyo as Under Secretary for Management at the Department of Homeland Security, by a vote of 95-2. As Under Secretary for Management, Russ will be the number three official in this Department, and oversee my continued Unity of Effort initiatives and bring greater effectiveness and efficiency to the manner in which we pursue our homeland security mission for the American people. I have known Russ Deyo going back over ten years, when I was in private practice and he was Vice President for Administration at my client Johnson & Johnson. I am very grateful that Russ agreed to step out of retirement to do this important public service.

Apr 15

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today met with Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter to underscore the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) important collaboration with the city’s leadership and local law enforcement on a range of homeland security-related priorities and issues.

Apr 11

BEIJING – On April 9-10, 2015, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson visited Beijing in the People’s Republic of China. The purpose of the trip was to discuss issues of shared concern including counterterrorism, customs, immigration, cybersecurity, and maritime security, in advance of President Xi Jinping’s 2015 visit to the United States. Chinese Minster of Public Security Guo Shengkun hosted Secretary Johnson’s visit, and it included meetings with Secretary of Political and Legal Affairs Meng Jianzhu, Minister of the Cyberspace Administration of China Lu Wei, and Minister of the General Administration of China Customs Yu Guangzhou. Secretary Johnson characterized the meetings as “frank exchanges of views on matters about which we disagree, and agreement to move forward on matters about which we do agree.”

Apr 10

On behalf of Secretary Jeh Johnson, who is currently traveling overseas, our thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones of Lawrence Buckner, a Master Security employee contracted to the Federal Protective Service. Mr. Buckner died in the line of duty late last night at the Suitland Federal Facility in Maryland.

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