WASHINGTON – On Monday, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf and Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Matt Albence are traveling to Raleigh, North Carolina, to participate in a roundtable discussion with federal, state, and local officials about the ongoing immigration and security issues in the state.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Chairman Johnson, Ranking Member Peters, and distinguished Members of the Committee, it is my honor to testify on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to address today’s emerging worldwide threats.
First, let me briefly touch on my role – I serve as Chief Intelligence Officer and Under Secretary at the Department of Homeland Security. I am responsible for ensuring the Secretary, our 22 DHS Components, and our homeland security partners have access to the intelligence they need to keep the country safe. My focus is to ensure the unique tactical intelligence from the DHS Intelligence Enterprise is shared with operators and decision-makers across all levels of government so they can more effectively mitigate threats to the homeland. My office generates intelligence that is unbiased and based on sound analytic judgments that meets Intelligence Community standards.
Today, at Department of Homeland Security (DHS) headquarters in Washington, D.C., Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan, El Salvador Foreign Minister Alexandra Hill, and Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Ken Cuccinelli announced the two countries have signed a number of documents to implement greater collaboration on information sharing, border and aviation security, and international diplomacy, and announced additional time for El Salvadorans with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to repatriate.
On Oct. 16, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a partnership with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Houston Airport System (HAS) Director Mario Diaz, forging an outreach campaign to combat human trafficking through Blue Lightning Initiative (BLI) program.
Chad Wolf, the Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary of Strategy, Policy, and Plans (SOPDUS), participated in the second United States-Greece Strategic Dialogue in Athens, Greece on October 7, 2019.
Department of Homeland Security Acting Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs Heather Swift issued the following statement after Georgetown University failed to provide a respectful and open forum for the Acting Secretary to discuss immigration policy.
On Sept. 30, Acting Secretary Kevin K. McAleenan released the following message on Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) leadership announcements:
On behalf of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, I want to extend our deepest condolences and gratitude to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Sandeep Dhaliwal. Deputy Sheriff Dhaliwal was a pioneer on the front lines of law enforcement as the first in his department to wear a turban and beard in police uniform, proudly representing both his Sikh faith and the Houston community. His sacrifice is a reminder of the brave men and women in law enforcement who put themselves at risk to protect their neighbors and communities each and every day.
Workforce Analytics and Employee Records is a Federal Human Capital Business Function whereby federal agencies implement a systematic process to review workforce and performance data, metrics, and results. Federal agencies conduct these reviews in an effort to anticipate and plan for future strategic and operational requirements and to make holistically informed Human Capital Management decisions. Specifically, federal human capital organizations generate evidence-based metrics to support decision-making concerning recruitment, staffing, training, and workforce development. The Workforce Analytics and Employee Records Business Function also facilitates compensation and benefits modeling, as well as the application of statistical models on such human resources (HR) issues as retention rates, time to on-board, retirement trends, and employee engagement. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is conducting this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) because the systems and data sources that support Workforce Analytics and Employee Records at DHS collect, use, store, and transmit personally identifiable information (PII) and sensitive personally identifiable information (SPII).
The United States and Honduras share a strong partnership. Our geographical proximity, common principles, and democratic values have led to close cooperation between both countries over the years, from addressing historical migration flows to efforts to build a more stable and prosperous region. The broad scope of this relationship has progressed into key agreements with respect to economic and environmental cooperation; cultural, humanitarian, and security support; counternarcotic efforts; and migration.