Jan 13

In 2016, Congress answered our call for federal grants, awarded and administered by the Department of Homeland Security, to support local efforts to counter violent extremism. Today, I am pleased to announce the first round of awards of these grants.

Jan 12

The United States is revoking the so-called “wet-foot/dry-foot” policy for Cuban migrants that has been in place since the mid-1990s. Effective immediately, Cuban nationals who attempt to illegally enter the United States will be subject to removal, consistent with our enforcement priorities.

Jan 11

During my tenure as Secretary of DHS we have worked aggressively to enhance the cyber security of federal civilian executive branch networks. This has included deployment of EINSTEIN across all civilian departments and agencies. 

Jan 11

The recent active shooter event at Fort Lauderdale International Airport, and the response to mistaken reports of an active shooter event at JFK Airport in August 2016, highlight the need for Airport Operations Centers, staffed by airport operators and security, local law enforcement, the airlines, as well as TSA and CBP, to manage security, incident response, as well as day-to-day airport operations. 

Jan 6

I have determined that election infrastructure in this country should be designated as a subsector of the existing Government Facilities critical infrastructure sector. Given the vital role elections play in this country, it is clear that certain systems and assets of election infrastructure meet the definition of critical infrastructure, in fact and in law.

Jan 5

Cabinet Exit Memorandum to President Obama from Secretary JohnsonSecretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson issued a Cabinet Exit Memorandum on the Department's progress over the past eight years, the vision for the country’s future, and the work that remains in order to achieve that vision.

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