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The US Coast Guard Celebrates 230th Birthday

On the Coast Guard’s 230th birthday—and everyday—Coast Guard women and men facilitate commerce in our ports and waterways; interdict illegal drugs at sea; patrol our coasts and protect our harbors and waterways; enforce laws and international treaties, and project sovereignty in the High Latitudes; and save lives.

Portland Riots Read-out: July 25

The violent situation in Portland for the past 56 straight days continues with violent anarchists rioting on the streets as federal law enforcement officers work diligently and honorably to enforce federal law; they do so by defending federal property and the lives of their fellow officers.

Portland Riots Read-out: July 24

The situation in Portland for the past 55 straight days, continues with violent anarchists rioting on the streets of Portland as federal law enforcement officers work diligently and honorably to enforce federal law; they do so by defending federal property and the lives of their fellow officers.

DHS/ALL/PIA-052 Insider Threat Program

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS or Department) Insider Threat Program (ITP) was established as a DHS-wide effort to manage insider threat matters. The ITP detects, prevents, and mitigates threats posed to the Department by individuals who have or had authorized access to DHS facilities, information, equipment, networks, or systems while protecting their privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties. DHS is updating this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to account for a new affected population and new types of information the ITP is now authorized to collect and maintain.1 Originally, the ITP focused on the detection, prevention, and mitigation of unauthorized disclosure of classified information by DHS personnel with active security clearances. The Secretary’s approval expands the scope of the ITP to its current breadth: threats posed to the Department by all individuals who have or had access to the Department's facilities, information, equipment, networks, or systems. Unauthorized disclosure of classified information is merely one way in which this threat might manifest. Therefore, the expanded scope increases the population covered by the program to include all those with past or current access to DHS facilities, information, equipment, networks, or systems, regardless of security clearance.

Weekly Update: DHS Response to COVID-19

For months, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has risen to the new challenges presented by COVID-19. Thanks to our workforce’s efforts across its components last week, DHS has facilitated a speedy, whole-of-government response to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The Department and its components continue to prove its resiliency in the face of adversity to ensure a safe, secure, and prosperous Homeland for the American people.

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