U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations Executive Associate Director James Dinkins, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations Acting Deputy Assistant Commissioner John Wagner, and National Protection and Programs Directorate Office of Biometric Identity Management Deputy Director Shonnie Lyon address the efforts of the Department of Homeland Security to prevent the exploitation of our non-immigrant visa system by terrorists and criminals.
WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the creation of the Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP) Cyber Student Initiative – a new DHS program to engage exceptional community college students, including student veterans, in cybersecurity work at DHS. Local U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations field offices will serve as training centers for selected cyber students to gain hands-on experience within the DHS cybersecurity professional community.
The Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman held a stakeholder meeting on the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program on March 5, 2013. This summary details Ombudsman Maria Odom's remarks, a discussion of program challenges, and stakeholder concerns.
The Department of Homeland Security is working to reduce petroleum consumption through improvements in fleet fuel efficiency and the use of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) and alternative fuels as required by the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct) and Executive Order 13149 “Greening the Government through Federal Fleet and Transportation Efficiency.”
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today traveled to Drexel University to announce seven colleges and universities competitively selected to participate in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Campus Resilience Pilot Program (CR Pilot). DHS will work with the seven selected colleges and universities to draw on existing resources, collaborate with federal, state and local stakeholders and identify new innovative approaches to promote campus resilience—directly supporting the goals of the President’s Plan to Reduce Gun Violence, and making educational institutions safer and more prepared.
Below, find Homeland Security Academic Advisory Committee (HSAAC) Member Briefing Materials for meetings in 2013 and 2012.