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S&T Center for Zoonotic and Animal Disease Defense

ZADD develops innovative solutions and fosters collaborations to protect the Nation’s agriculture and public health sectors against high-consequence foreign animal, emerging, and zoonotic disease threats.

S&T Maritime Security Center

MSC enhances Maritime Domain Awareness and develops strategies to support Marine Transportation System resilience and educational programs for current and aspiring homeland security practitioners.

S&T Food Protection and Defense Institute

FPDI defends the safety and security of the food system by conducting research to protect against vulnerabilities in the food supply chain, from farm to table, and to reduce the potential catastrophic attacks on public health and the economy.

S&T Borders, Trade, and Immigration

BTI’s mission is to enhance the Nation’s ability to secure its borders, facilitate legitimate trade and travel, and ensure the integrity of the immigration system.

DHS/CBP/PIA-058 Publicly Available Social Media Monitoring and Situational Awareness Initiative

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) takes steps to ensure the safety of its facilities and personnel from natural disasters, threats of violence, and other harmful events and activities. In support of these efforts, designated CBP personnel monitor publicly available, open source social media to provide situational awareness and to monitor potential threats or dangers to CBP personnel and facility operators. Authorized CBP personnel may collect publicly available information posted on social media sites to create reports and disseminate information related to personnel and facility safety. CBP is conducting this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) because, as part of this initiative, CBP may incidentally collect, maintain, and disseminate personally identifiable information (PII) over the course of these activities.

Associated SORNs:

  • DHS/CBP-024 Intelligence Records System (CIRS) System of Records

DHS/CBP/PIA-057 Electronic Secured Adjudication Form Environment (e-SAFE)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is tasked with determining the admissibility of all individuals seeking admission into the United States. For non-immigrants seeking admission into the United States, CBP is automating the collection of information from visa-exempt citizens of Canada, Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands who are eligible to apply for temporary and permanent waivers of inadmissibility through the creation of the Electronic Secured Adjudication Forms Environment (e-SAFE). CBP is conducting this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) because waiver applicants will now be able to submit information electronically as part of the waiver application process, and because CBP collects, maintains, and disseminates personally identifiable information to vet inadmissible non-immigrants applying for a waiver.

Readout from Secretary Nielsen’s Trip with Vice President Mike Pence

On February 6, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen accompanied Vice President Mike Pence to Norfolk, Virginia to visit the Joint Task Force – East (JTF-E). During their visit they received a briefing from Joint Task Force East (JTF-E) and the Department’s other Joint Task Forces, toured Coast Guard Cutter Bear, and spoke with DHS employees.

Snapshot: SVIP Successfully Transitions Three Technologies to CBP

Three startups developing technologies with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) successfully transitioned their products to DHS and the Homeland Security Enterprise in 2018.

CBP Releases Apprehension Data

Today, United States Customs and Border Protection released new information regarding the number of family units apprehended along the southwest border and the demographics of large groups apprehended in recent months by the United States Border Patrol (USBP). As of today, USBP has seen a surge in Family Unit Aliens compared to the same time from last fiscal year by 280%.  Fiscal Year 2018 was a record year and this year will surpass that if the current trend continues without any legislative fixes.  Overall apprehensions between the POE’s are up 81%.


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