Dr. Dimitri Kusnezov [Kooz-NETS-off] was confirmed as the Under Secretary for the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) on September 8, 2022. As the science advisor to the Homeland Security Secretary, Dr. Kusnezov heads the research, development, innovation and testing and evaluation activities in support of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) operational Components and first responders across the nation. S&T is responsible for identifying operational gaps, conceptualizing art-of-the-possible solutions, and delivering operational results that improve the security and resilience of the nation.
Statement by Secretary Mayorkas on President Biden’s Nominations of Admiral Linda L. Fagan for USCG Commandant and Vice Admiral Steven D. Poulin for USCG Vice Commandant
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement on President Biden’s nominations of Admiral Linda L. Fagan to serve as the 27th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard and Vice Admiral Steven D. Poulin to serve as the 33rd Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard.
In this episode of “S1-on-1” our leaders discuss the Department’s accomplishment in significantly reducing FOIA backlog, Black History Month, why representation matters, and how DHS is protecting privacy in our daily lives while executing the mission of the Department.
Yesterday, I had the privilege of being administered the Oath of Office publicly by Secretary Mayorkas to serve as the new Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security. I am honored and humbled to serve as your Deputy, and to begin working alongside each of you.
Today, we mark the 6th Annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science, but we honor them and reap the benefits of their work every day of the year.
Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf and Senior Official Performing the Duties of Deputy Secretary (SOPDDS) Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II are lawfully performing their current roles at DHS under the Homeland Security Act of 2002.
Resumes for individuals who entered into a position at DHS as “political appointees” and career employees who have been detailed into a leadership office or component front office since March 23, 2017.
Leadership Tabletop Exercise for Institutions of Higher Education (LTTX) are half-day events hosted for campus leadership designed to highlight their role in managing institutional risk during emergency incidents. These executive events bring together campus leadership, local, state, and federal officials, and industry subject matter experts to simulate emergencies through tailored case studies on a range of threats.
The date and location of the next LTTX has yet to be determined. More detailed information on the LTTX will be available close to the event.
Written testimony TSA Administrator for a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing titled “Examining Management Practices and Misconduct at TSA, Part II”
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator Peter Neffenger addresses his vision for the TSA and its role in securing transportation systems through the deployment of a dedicated, well trained, professional, and effective counterterrorism workforce.