A new initiative kicks off today to evaluate the use of artificial intelligence and situational awareness technologies during critical incidents.
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen today met with the Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship for Canada Ahmed Hussen in Washington, D.C to reaffirm their commitment to working together on immigration and border security issues. She was joined by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director L. Francis Cissna and representatives from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen will travel to Toronto, Canada to participate in the G7 Security Ministerial on Monday, April 23 and Tuesday, April 24.
DHS S&T concluded the fifth Canada-U.S. Enhanced Resiliency Experiment (CAUSE V) event last year, in partnership with Defence Research and Development Canada’s Centre for Security Science (DRDC CSS).
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen today met with Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada Ralph Goodale in Washington, D.C. Secretary Nielsen and Minister Goodale discussed U.S. and Canadian cooperation on raising global security standards, including in regards to counterterrorism and information sharing, cybersecurity, and facilitating legitimate cross-border trade and travel.
Join us for a webinar that will provide a summary of the November 2017 Canada-U.S. Enhanced (CAUSE) Resiliency Experiment, to include a discussion of the results and lessons learned from CAUSE V and previous CAUSE experiments, as well as next steps for cross-border information sharing.
When disaster strikes, we rush to our phones to call friends and family near the affected area to ensure they are safe, or we take to social media for the same purpose. Thousands of people trying to communicate through the same network at the same time in the same area results in the network becoming congested, sometimes failing, leaving people frustrated and worried. Imagine this communication failure happening to first responders when they are trying to respond to a disaster. Now imagine the disaster is affecting an international border where the network coverage switches from one domestic carrier to another or completely drops. This is a serious problem first responders should not have to deal with – especially in a disaster when seamless communications are a must.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Policy (PLCY) Assistant Secretary for Border, Immigration and Trade Michael Dougherty, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) U.S. Border Patrol Acting Deputy Chief Scott A. Luck, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Buffalo Kevin Kelly address DHS’ assessment of threats on the Northern Border and our efforts to ensure its security.
Emergency management officials and first responder agencies on both sides of the border between the United States and Canada will work together for an experiment in disaster response.
CAUSE V will take place from November 15-16, 2017, along the border between the Canadian province of British Columbia (B.C.) and the state of Washington (Wash.).