Aug 22

In support of the ongoing Federal, state, and local efforts to carry out response and recovery activities in the areas affected by the severe storms and flooding in the State of Louisiana, the Department of Homeland Security’s (“Department”) law enforcement components stand ready to help anyone in need of assistance. 

Aug 20

This morning, I had the privilege of observing the New Jersey Marine Terminal full-scale explosion exercise at the Port of Newark. Given the current threat environment, these exercises are vital and allow for multi-discipline and multi-jurisdictional planning and coordination.

Aug 19

This week, Secretary Johnson traveled to the Baton Rouge area to survey response and recovery efforts on the ground following major flooding in the region.This week, Secretary Johnson traveled to the Baton Rouge area to survey response and recovery efforts on the ground following major flooding in the region.

Aug 19

Secretary Johnson sits next to Governor John Bel Edwards during Emergency Operations briefingOn August 18, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson was in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to meet with state and local officials and to review and survey response and recovery efforts in areas affected by severe flooding. He was accompanied by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Deputy Administrator Joseph Nimmich.

Aug 17

On August 18, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will visit Baton Rouge, La. to meet with state and local officials and review ongoing response and recovery efforts in areas affected by severe flooding. While in Baton Rouge, Secretary Johnson will participate in a media availability to discuss the relief and recovery efforts, including assistance by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Aug 15

Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson hosted a phone call with members of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) and other Chief Election Officials to discuss the cybersecurity of the election infrastructure. It is critically important to continue to work to ensure the security and resilience of our electoral infrastructure, particularly as the risk environment evolves. Representatives from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, the Department of Commerce's National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Department of Justice (DOJ) also participated in the call.

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