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The Way Forward on Homeland Security

At 9:30 EST on March 17, 2021, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas will testify before the House Committee on Homeland Security on "The Way Forward on Homeland Security".

Key Findings and Recommendations: Foreign Interference Related to the 2020 US Federal Elections

This product provides a declassified overview of findings and recommendations from a classified joint report from the Attorney General and Secretary of Homeland Security addressing the impact of activities by foreign governments and their agents targeting election infrastructure or infrastructure pertaining to political organizations, candidates, or campaigns used in the 2020 US federal elections on the security or integrity of such infrastructure. Pursuant to Executive Order (EO) 13848, the joint report relied on the Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) addressing foreign threats to the 2020 US elections.

STOP Act Regulations to Fight Opioid Smuggling to be Published

To combat a wide variety of tactics smugglers use to conceal fentanyl and other synthetic opioids, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas signed an Interim Final Rule (IFR) to promulgate regulations that will enable U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to implement provisions required in the Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act. 

critical questions for DHS to answer in next five years

DHS is looking for ideas and suggestions from its stakeholders across public and private sectors familiar with or interested in improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the Department’s mission. Your input can be submitted in the form of  questions, hypotheses, or problems focused on any area of the Department’s work. 


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