Submitted Written Testimony Of Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf Before The U.S. Senate Committee On Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs
Good afternoon, Chairman Johnson, Ranking Member Peters, and other distinguished members of the committee. It is an honor to appear before you today as the President’s nominee to be the Secretary of Homeland Security. I’m grateful to the President for the faith and trust that he has placed in me to serve with the tremendous men and women of the Department, whose mission is now more important and crucial to the safety and security of our Homeland than ever before.
The Department’s reasonable offer could fully satisfy the Committee’s legitimate information needs. However, the Committee rejected the Department’s offer and issued a subpoena seeking to compel the Acting Secretary’s appearance. That action is inconsistent with the Committee’s constitutional obligation to work in good faith to meet the Department’s legitimate interests.
Cuccinelli Prepared Testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security on 'Worldwide Threats to the Homeland'
As Acting Secretary Wolf said in his recent State of the Homeland remarks, “the Department of Homeland Security is bound by one mission, one creed. Answering the call, often times in the most arduous of environments and difficult of circumstances, to safeguard the American people, our homeland, and our values from all threats, all the time—both today, tomorrow, and in the months and years to come.”
"Dear Chairman Thompson and Chairwoman Maloney: This responds to your letter of August 27, 2020, in which you ask that I review the matters referred to the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General (DHS OIG) by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in the August 14, 2020 decision issued by the GAO General Counsel."
Written testimony of ICE, CBP, and NPPD for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing titled “Visa Security and Overstays: How Secure is America?”
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations Executive Associate Director James Dinkins, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations Acting Deputy Assistant Commissioner John Wagner, and National Protection and Programs Directorate Office of Biometric Identity Management Deputy Director Shonnie Lyon address the efforts of the Department of Homeland Security to prevent the exploitation of our non-immigrant visa system by terrorists and criminals.
Written testimony of DHS Management Directorate Under Secretary Rafael Borras for a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing titled “DOD and DHS: Implementing Agency Watchdogs’ Recommendations Could Save Taxpayers Billions”
DHS Management Directorate Under Secretary Rafael Borras addresses the efforts to improve efficiency across the Department of Homeland Security.
Written testimony of DHS’ CIO for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight & Management Efficiency hearing titled “DHS Information Technology: How Effectively Has DHS Harnessed IT to Secure Our Borders and Uphold Immigration Laws?”
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Management Directorate Chief Information Officer Richard Spires addresses the efforts being made at headquarters and across DHS Components to ensure effective delivery of IT programs to support the missions of DHS.
Written testimony of TSA Administrator John Pistole for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security hearings titled “TSA’s Efforts to Advance Risk-Based Security”
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John Pistole addresses TSA’s on-going efforts to expand and improve risk-based, intelligence-driven operations.