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.
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David Pekoske, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, met with local law enforcement officials and the National Football League (NFL) to review Department of Homeland Security (DHS) operations to help ensure the safety and security of employees, players, and fans during Super Bowl LV.
“Due to a lack of action throughout the summer, Portland and its law-abiding residents continue to suffer from large-scale looting, arson, and vandalism—even killing. Businesses remain shuttered and Portlanders are held hostage by the daily violence that has gripped the city with no end in sight.”
For over 60 days, DHS has responded to the protests in Portland, Oregon. Acting Secretary Chad Wolf acknowledges the perseverance of the Federal Protective Service (FPS) and other DHS law enforcement officers. He also announces the agreement with Oregon Governor Kate Brown to partner with Portland state troopers to protect federal buildings and assets.
Over the past 24 hours, Governor Brown and I have been in regular communication and have agreed to a joint plan to end the violent activity in Portland directed at federal properties and law enforcement officers. That plan includes a robust presence of Oregon State Police in downtown Portland. State and local law enforcement will begin securing properties and streets, especially those surrounding federal properties, that have been under nightly attack for the past two months. Oregon State Police will coordinate with Federal Protective Service (FPS) officers to ensure all federal facilities remain protected and secure.
Myth vs. Fact: 50+ Nights of Violence, Chaos, and Anarchy in Portland, Oregon
During Police Week, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf paid his respects to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty last year by participating in the national candlelight vigil.
Each year during Police Week, we gather to pay tribute to our fallen law enforcement officers. May 15 is National Peace Officers Memorial Day, a day I personally hold near to my heart because it reflects the perseverance and very real sacrifice of law enforcement officers across America.
The 2020 National Police Week 5K was held virtually in compliance with the recommendations of the CDC and other public health organizations. Senior leaders throughout the Department of Homeland Security ran to show support for our law enforcement partners across the country.
In September 2019, it was five women from DHS S&T NUSTL who embarked on a project to assess the capability, usability, deployability, maintainability, and affordability of various makes and models of female body armor.