Our economy, livelihood and wellbeing depend on food and its supply chains. Supply chains may break if a natural disaster destroys a crop in its primary production region, or if someone tampers with food to cause harm or raise profits.
In May 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate(S&T) broke ground on the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) main laboratory space in Manhattan, Kansas. Scheduled to open in 2023, NBAF will feature advanced laboratory technologies that allow for catastrophic disease research on livestock.
RBPS 9 - Response is the performance standard that addresses emergency response planning and training. The work that high-risk chemical facilities do with first responders and law enforcement to ensure emergency response measures are in place prior to an incident bolsters our nation's security.
Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or drones, are aircraft without a human pilot onboard that are controlled by an operator remotely or programmed to fly autonomously.
Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly will travel to Ottawa, Canada from June 26 – 27 to attend the annual Five Country Ministerial. This meeting of domestic security and immigration ministers from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States is an opportunity to enhance our strong multilateral partnership and strengthen our cooperation on key security challenges, such as counterterrorism, violent extremism, screening and border security, transnational criminal organizations, and cyber issues.
Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hosted a national exercise for Cabinet members and senior administration officials whose agencies are involved in hurricane preparedness and response.
As directed by the March 6 Memorandum from President Trump on Implementing Immediate Heightened Screening and Vetting of Applications for Visas and Other Immigration Benefits, Ensuring Enforcement of All Laws for Entry into the United States, and Increasing Transparency among Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government and for the American People, the Department of Homeland Security has issued its first quarterly report detailing the number of adjustments of immigration status that occurred during the reporting period, disaggregated by type of adjustment, type and detailed class of admission, and country of nationality.
Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the award recipients for the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Grant Program. These grants support community-led initiatives across the country to combat all forms of violent extremism, including the rising threat from Islamist terrorism.
Since each chemical facility faces different security challenges, Congress explicitly directed the Department to issue regulations "establishing risk-based performance standards for security chemical facilities." RBPS 18 - Records addresses the creation, maintenance, protection, storage, and disposal of specific security related records pursuant to 6 CFR § 27.255.
Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly met today with President Juan Carlos Varela of Panama to reaffirm the strong relationship between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Panama on migration, law enforcement, and air, land, and maritime border security priorities.