U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, along with U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, participated in the 2016 G6 Meeting of Interior Ministers in Rome, Italy from October 20-21, 2016. The ministerial included Interior Minister counterparts from the six largest European Union countries (France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom) and provided an opportunity to discuss the current security situation in Europe, migration flows, border security, and cybersecurity, as well as increased cooperation among the countries on these issues.
In July, we convened the first-ever DHS Cyber and Technology Job Fair. This two-day event generated more than 14,000 applicants, 2,500 walk-in candidates, and 842 onsite interviews. As a result, the Department made more than 400 prospective job offers. Of this number, over 120 candidates became new employees within sixty days.
The Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC) today held its eleventh meeting, convening college and university presidents, academic leaders and interagency partners to provide the Secretary of Homeland Security and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) senior leadership with recommendations on homeland security matters.
Today, the Administration issued new strategic guidance on federal efforts to counter violent extremism at home. This plan incorporates the many lessons we have learned over the years from working hand-in-hand with local communities and lays the groundwork for the years to come. The Strategic Implementation Plan to Empower Local Partners to Prevent Violent Extremism in the United States will help ensure our Nation remains vigilant in preventing terrorists from recruiting and radicalizing Americans to violence.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced a new partnership between the DHS Blue Campaign, the Department’s unified effort to combat human trafficking, and Cullman County, Alabama, aimed at raising public awareness about human trafficking.