On February 6, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen accompanied Vice President Mike Pence to Norfolk, Virginia to visit the Joint Task Force – East (JTF-E). During their visit they received a briefing from Joint Task Force East (JTF-E) and the Department’s other Joint Task Forces, toured Coast Guard Cutter Bear, and spoke with DHS employees.
Joint Task Force-East (JTF-E)
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Vice Admiral Karl Schultz, Director of U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Joint Task Force-East (JTF-E) addresses how JTF-E is working to address the threats posed by Transnational Criminal Organizations to the safety and security of the United States.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Deputy Commissioner Kevin McAleenan addresses how CBP is using the resources provided by Congress efficiently and effectively, and demonstrates how the President’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request supports CBP’s continued commitment to keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the United States, securing the border, and facilitating lawful international trade and travel.