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Operation Allies Welcome

President Biden has directed the Department of Homeland Security to serve as the lead agency coordinating ongoing efforts across the federal government to resettle vulnerable Afghans, including those who worked on behalf of the United States.

Readout of Secretary Mayorkas’s Trip to Guatemala

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas was in Guatemala to meet with government officials and conduct site visits highlighting the partnership between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Guatemalan counterparts.

Data Security Business Advisory

This Advisory describes the data-related risks American businesses face as a result of the actions of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and outlines steps that businesses can take to mitigate these risks. Businesses expose themselves and their customers to heightened risk when they share sensitive data with firms located in the PRC, or use equipment and software developed by firms with an ownership nexus in the PRC, as well as with firms that have PRC citizens in key leadership and security-focused roles (together, “PRC firms”). Due to PRC legal regimes and known PRC data collection practices, this is particularly true for data service providers and data infrastructure.

Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory

Businesses with potential exposure in their supply chain to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang) or to facilities outside Xinjiang that use labor or goods from Xinjiang should be aware of the reputational, economic, and legal risks of involvement with entities that engage in human rights abuses, including but not limited to forced labor in the manufacture of goods intended for domestic and international distribution. In order to mitigate reputational, economic, legal, and other risks, businesses should apply industry human rights due diligence policies and procedures to address risks.

Snapshot: S&T, Israel tackle cargo shipping security

Securing the global supply chain, while ensuring its smooth functioning, is essential to U.S. national security. S&T and Israel’s Ministry of Public Security teamed up to tackle that issue through the Low Cost Disposable Electronic Seals Pilot.

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