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S&T’s Impact on Borders and Ports of Entry

With so much going on at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), it can be easy to focus on the details and lose sight of how our work supports big picture issues.

ST-Port of Entry Forensics and Investigations

The Port of Entry Forensics and Investigations program is a multi-year effort within the DHS S&T to (1) detect the transport of contraband and counterfeit merchandise in inbound and outbound cargo at ports of entry and (2) detect and prosecute illegal activity through the forensic analysis of material collected from suspicious cargo and packages.

Written testimony of CBP for a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations hearing titled “Combatting the Opioid Crisis: Exploiting Vulnerabilities in International Mail Security”

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations Executive Assistant Commissioner Todd Owen addresses the of CBP in combating the flow of dangerous illicit drugs, including synthetic opioids, into the United States, specifically through international mail and express consignment carrier shipments.

Pool Notes From Secretary Kelly’s Trip To San Diego

Today, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) John Kelly visited San Diego, where he met with DHS employees and state and local law enforcement officials.  Below are pool notes compiled by Elliot Spagat of the Associated Press.

Written testimony of CBP, ICE, PLCY, and S&T for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing titled “Overstaying Their Welcome: National Security Risks Posed by Visa Overstays”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations Deputy Assistant Commissioner John Wagner, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations National Security Investigations Division Assistant Director Craig Healy, Office of Policy (PLCY) Screening Coordination Office Deputy Assistant Secretary Kelli Ann Burriesci, and Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency Deputy Director Bob Burns address the progress DHS is making to incorporate biometrics into DHS’ comprehensive entry/exit system and to identify, report, and address overstays in support of DHS’ border security and immigration enforcement missions.


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