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Mar 2

The 60 Minutes report Sunday about Hurricane Sandy insurance claims is a matter of great concern to me and FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate. We share the views expressed by FEMA Deputy Associate Administrator Brad Kieserman during the program. Any allegation of fraud is highly troubling, and especially so when it involves Americans who have lost their homes in a natural disaster.

Feb 25

Cybersecurity is one of our critical homeland security priorities. We welcome the President’s announcement today on the creation of the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC). This center will ensure an integrated intelligence community view of cyber threats and ensure that intelligence information is shared with all U.S. agencies responsible for cybersecurity and network defense.

Feb 24

This week, in the midst of our efforts to convince Congress to enact a clean, full-year appropriations bill for the Department of Homeland Security, I am pleased to report another huge step forward in our management reform efforts. As I stated in my January 29th speech at the Wilson Center, management reform is one of my New Year’s resolutions for this Department.

Feb 19

WASHINGTON — Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, and other senior members of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) concluded their participation in the three-day White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE).

Feb 19

WASHINGTON — Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson met with French Minister of Interior Bernard Cazeneuve on the margins of the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) to discuss a range of shared global security-related priorities, including counterterrorism, foreign fighters, and the importance of information sharing in the aftermath of the tragic terrorist incidents in Paris in January. Secretary Johnson expressed support for the government and citizens of France, and reinforced the importance of the U.S.- European security relationship in joint counterterrorism efforts.

Feb 19

I continue to stress the need for a clean, full-year DHS appropriations bill for FY 2015, unburdened by politically charged amendments that attempt to defund our executive actions on immigration reform. The President has made plain that he will veto a bill that includes such language.

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